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Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.

last update: May 2012
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Ukraine and UK sign agreement on digital trade
This new generation trade agreement focuses primarily on preventing the emergence of barriers in the future, as states in the world are increasingly regulating the digital sphere.
Commission trade chief: EU cannot only trade with ‘like-minded countries’
Europe must strengthen its network of free trade agreements beyond liberal democracies, Sabine Weyand, head of the European Commission’s trade unit said.
Factbox: Britain’s new Brexit trade deal - what has been agreed?
Britain and the European Union announced a new deal for post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland in a bid to end a row that has overshadowed their ties since Brexit.
Sunak ‘risks full-scale trade war’ with Brussels by scrapping EU laws
The UK’s plan to lower standards in areas such as environmental protection and workers’ rights could breach “level playing field” provisions that were at the heart of the post-Brexit trade and cooperation agreement, say EU politicians.
Mercosur states seeking ‘revised agreement’ with EU, says Cafiero
Foreign minister says ‘assymetries’ in deal must be resolved; Top EU officials pinpoint July summit in Brussels as potential completion date.
Ukraine counts on adoption of priority action plan for enhanced implementation of FTA with EU in 2023-2024 – Shmyhal
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal has said that Ukraine counts on the adoption of a priority action plan for the enhanced implementation of a free trade area agreement between Ukraine and the European Union for 2023-2024.
EU recovers appetite for trade in green industry push
The European Union is aiming to enact up to five trade deals in record time to ensure its future as a clean tech leader, by securing supplies of key raw materials, increasing markets for green exports and reducing its reliance on China.
Why a coordinated withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty is inevitable
Since October 2022, seven EU member states have announced plans to withdraw from the European Charter Treaty. Across the board, the message is clear: the insufficient and potentially climate-damaging treaty reform effort is no longer a politically viable option.
Brexit was meant to be ‘done’, but in 2023 UK-EU harmony will still be a distant dream
It is possible the trade and cooperation agreement (TCA), which underpins the bilateral relationship, will itself not be fully implemented – and that a running dispute and conceivably even a trade war may ensue.
EU, Kazakhstan ink agreement on raw materials and renewable hydrogen at COP27
The European Union and Kazakhstan seek to strengthen their strategic partnership by signing an agreement on raw materials, batteries and renewable hydrogen.


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