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Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.

last update: May 2012
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CIS Agreement on Free Trade in Services and Investments comes into force
The CIS Agreement on Free Trade in Services and Investments signed in 2023 has come into force, BelTA learned from the Economy Ministry of Belarus.
Belarus, Equatorial Guinea to deepen cooperation in investment
The head of state of Belarus signed the law on the ratification of the agreement with Equatorial Guinea on the promotion and mutual protection of investments.
Kyiv has offered Argentina and Chile a free trade agreement, participation in reconstruction, and investment opportunities in Ukraine
Following visits by Minister of Economy Yuliya Svyrydenko to Argentina and Chile, she confirmed a common interest in investment and the conclusion of bilateral agreements on free trade.
The EU’s critical minerals crusade
The EU is aggressively pursuing critical minerals globally to benefit from the energy transition, securing access via trade agreements and partnerships. Failure to address resource overconsumption risks reinforcing inequalities and intensifying extractivism.
Signing of EU Association Agreement with San Marino and Andorra expected “by the fall”
The two European microstates will be able to participate in the Union’s Internal Market and cooperate in other policy areas, as Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein already do.
Ratification of Digital Trade Agreement with UK to deepen Ukraine’s participation in global economy – Svyrydenko
The ratification of the Digital Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the United Kingdom by the Verkhovna Rada will deepen Ukraine’s participation in global supply chains.
Parliament backs temporary trade benefits for Ukraine paving the way to talks for long-term agreement
Les eurodéputés ont donné leur feu vert à la prolongation de la libéralisation des importations en provenance d’Ukraine jusqu’en juin 2025, un accord contenant également des mesures visant à protéger les secteurs agricoles sensibles de l’UE.
Update on UK-Switzerland enhanced free trade agreement
The fourth round of negotiations on a UK-Switzerland enhanced Free Trade Agreement took place in Bern, Switzerland from 4 to 8 March 2024.
Rejection of free trade agreements and the demand for a decent income at the heart of farmers’ mobilizations in Europe
We demand an immediate end to negotiations on the FTA with MERCOSUR countries and a moratorium on all other FTAs currently being negotiated.
European Commission publishes model BIT clauses between EU member states and third countries
In September 2023, the European Commission has unveiled a non-paper presenting model clauses for BITs between EU member states and third countries.


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    Site internet du collectif français Stop TAFTA, CETA et autres accords de libre-échange
  • ESF
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  • Eurochambres
    Eurochambres, a European business lobby group, webpage on FTAs
  • FOEE: Trade
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