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What are the green promises that would facilitate the EU agreement with Mercosur?
The executive arm of the European Union is set to propose a series of environmental and climate commitments in an attempt to Facilitate the approval of a historic trade agreement with four South American countries.
European parliament urged to review deal with pro-Russia Algeria
A group of influential members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urged the head of the European Commission to review the association agreement with Algeria, a country that is about to pump 17 billion dollars into Russian coffers in arms deals that would give Moscow a financial boost.
The 33rd meeting of the Energy Charter conference held under the chairmanship of Mongolia
The conference expects to meet ad hoc in April 2023 to finalise the discussion on the adoption of the amendments to the ECT.
European Parliament resolution ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Energy Charter Treaty
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to initiate the process toward a coordinated exit of the EU from the Energy Charter Treaty.
209 Civil Society Organisations say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights
We civil society organizations vehemently oppose the splitting of trade deals, which would circumvent existing concerns about the negative implications of these deals on biodiversity, climate change and human rights issues.
Indigenous Indonesians want EU support on land rights
As the EU and Indonesia work on a free trade agreement, one tribe is seeking European help to secure its rights. Many Indigenous peoples are at risk of losing their land as economic development increases.
India-EU FTA: Stock-taking meet to follow third round of talks next week
Market access for key items, government procurement, IPR, digital trade, data secure status, labour, environment to be areas of focus
Brussels calls for pause in ECT reform talks after losing key EU vote
The European Commission will ask to remove the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty from the agenda of an ECT summit on Tuesday 22 November after EU countries failed to reach a majority in favour of reforming the charter.
GCC nudges EU on free trade agreement talks
“The GCC EU FTA has been stalled for almost 30 years – a situation that does not reflect the strategic relationship between the GCC and the EU," said GCC secretary-general.
Activists rejoice as Berlin announces exit from controversial energy treaty
The German government has announced its intention to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, following similar decisions in other large EU countries, which left activists jubilant.
German parties agree to ratify CETA, quit energy charter
Germany’s ruling coalition parties have agreed a raft of new trade policy measures, including quitting the Energy Charter Treaty and ratifying the CETA agreement.
Ireland must change law to ratify EU-Canada trade deal, court rules
Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled that parliament cannot ratify the European Union’s free trade deal with Canada unless laws are changed, posing a challenge to the coalition government if it wants to avoid the matter going to a referendum.
Brussels tells Scholz not to revive ghost of TTIP
Officials in Washington and Brussels pour cold water on German plan to restart transatlantic trade talks.
Germany wants new trade talks with US after midterm elections
Strong support for such talks coming from Germany is significant as the country was the heartland of public protest against previous negotiations for a deal with the US.
Lula intent in amending the Mercosur/EU trade agreement: EU pleased with its current wording
Lula warned that he wants to “resume relations with the European Union on a new basis.” And that he was not interested in trade agreements that condemn Brazil to be an eternal supplier of commodities.
Post-Cotonou deal in danger as concerns grow over ratification delay
The political agreement between the EU and the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific community is at growing risk of collapse and remains unratified, eighteen months after been concluded by EU and ACP negotiators.
Brussels pleads with countries to stay in the Energy Charter Treaty
EU countries are voting with their feet, quitting the investor protection pact despite the EU’s efforts to reform it – but the European Commission warns it will be worse to be outside than in.
What Lula’s victory in Brazil should mean for the EU-Mercosur trade deal
After Bolsonaro, the European Commission, as well as some governments and industries in Europe will see an opportunity to push through the EU-Mercosur trade deal. But the agreement would be the exact opposite of what the Amazon needs.
Brazilian elections: Lula’s victory to revive EU-Mercosur agreement
The much-criticised free trade agreement between the EU and the four Latin American countries in Mercosur is currently at a standstill but could be revived.
Philippines willing to work on FTA negotiations with EU
The Philippines has expressed interest and willingness to work toward the resumption of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).