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EU seeks tighter bond with Indonesia: Top diplomat
The Indo-Pacific region will be the new “center of gravity” for the 21st century, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell exclaimed, as he kicked off his visit to Jakarta this week amid lasting tensions on palm oil.
EU to open negotiations on an agreement on investment facilitation with the Republic of Angola
The Council of the European Union today adopted a decision to open negotiations in view of an agreement on investment facilitation with the Republic of Angola.
Report on the 10th round of negotiations between the EU and Chile for the modernisation of the trade part of the EU Chile association agreement
The 10th round of negotiations for the modernisation of the trade part of the association agreement took place from 19 April to 7 May 2021.
Ford writes to EU ministers over Mexico trade deal
Ford Europe chief has written an open letter to the trade ministers of a number of EU states to express concerns over trade arrangements between Europe and other parts of the world
China’s embrace of sanctions costs it an investment deal with EU
European lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a resolution to withhold ratification of the investment deal with China, so long as its “baseless and arbitrary” penalties were in place.
European Parliament to vote on freezing China deal
Draft calls on EU to work with US on China, and to plan deals with Taiwan.
India, EU set to resume free trade agreement talks soon, says official
"Pre-FTA discussions will start any time now. In the coming weeks, we will set the timeline and we will have discussions," says official.
How trade deals explain the behaviour of West African elites
The political survival of ruling elites is one of the major determining factors behind their trade policy choices.
EU exports of banned pesticides fuelling death & destruction in Mercosur
The EU has exported 7000 tonnes of deadly pesticides – banned domestically – to Mercosur countries in 2018-2019, a study published by the Left group in the European Parliament has found.
Taiwan says will work with EU, other democracies on chips
President Tsai reiterated a call for Taiwan and the EU to restart talks for a stalled bilateral investment agreement.
EU, Kazakhstan celebrate strides in bilateral relations
The Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement allows for cooperation in areas such as trade and customs, the environment and the fight against climate change, energy, the rule of law and the judiciary.
Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU
As the EU secures trade deals with Southeast Asian nations, Malaysian industry groups are pushing to restart trade talks. Experts say a free trade agreement would boost post-pandemic recovery in both regions.
EU says not seeking escalation with China, working on investment deal
The situation is less dramatic than people seem to think. The EU is still working very closely with China’s Ministry of Commerce, the bloc’s ambassador in Beijing said.
EU may gain from negotiating separate trade and investment pacts with India
The decision by India and the EU to recast the stalled trade and investment agreement into three separate deals could favour the latter.
EU and India agree to resume free-trade negotiations
The European Union and India agreed to resume stalled free-trade negotiations and seek closer cooperation to combat climate change at a virtual summit on Saturday.
EU-China investment deal ’not exactly a deal’
A long-negotiated investment agreement between EU and China was more of an "intention than a deal and it could be a long time before it became a reality, an EU commissioner said.
EU to discuss FTA with India at weekend summit: top diplomat
The European Union and India are set to discuss resuming long-suspended talks on a free trade agreement at a virtual summit on Saturday, the bloc’s foreign policy chief told Nikkei.
Merkel wants Europe, United States to aim for new trade deal
A trade agreement between the United States and the European Union would "make a lot of sense", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
EU turns from China to India on free trade
The EU is suspending plans for a trade deal with China, while reviving those for a pact with India, in a dispute on Chinese human-rights abuses.