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Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.

last update: May 2012


EU warns Belgrade over free trade deal with Russia’s Eurasia
The European Commission is closely following the talks about a free trade deal between Serbia and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.
Hogan convinces MEPs by toughening up trade stance
Phil Hogan obtained the MEPs’ preliminary approval to become the EU’s next Trade Commissioner, promising a tougher stance towards China to ensure the protection of European values, and environmental principles.
Phil Hogan nominated as EU trade commissioner
Hogan will be responsible for overseeing negotiations with UK on a future trade deal.
Ambassador: ‘We should be more creative’ in finalising Azerbaijan-EU trade deal
It took 20 years for the EU and Mercosur to sign a trade agreement. “We don’t want to wait that much,” says the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the EU, urging the European Commission to drop its “bureaucratic matrix” thinking.
EU warns Serbia to cancel free trade pact with Russia if it wants to join bloc
Brussels has warned Serbia it must dissolve a proposed new free-trade deal with Russia if it wants to join the European Union.
Ukraine, Turkey mull free trade deal
Ukraine and Turkey are considering a free trade agreement that could see two-way commerce more than double to $10 billion yearly, a statement says on the Ukrainian presidential website.
If a no-deal Brexit happens, mega corporations could sue the government for billions in secret courts
The Armenian government is currently being sued by a corporation for two thirds of its entire government budget. If the UK crashes out on 31 October, it could suffer a similar fate.
Eyeing US trade deal, new UK PM whets biotech industry appetite on GMOs
Eyeing a quick trade deal with the United States after Brexit, UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tried to revive discussions over Genetically Modified Organisms.
Turkey, Montenegro to focus on developing trade, investment as they broaden FTA agreement
Turkey and Montenegro inked a protocol to expand the framework of their free trade agreement, which will pave the way for further development in bilateral trade and investments between the two countries.
The EU’s human rights and free trade conundrum
Today the EU looks to be perfectly happy to expand trade with authoritarian regimes with appalling human rights records when the economic gains are sufficiently large.

    Links


  • Amfori
    European business lobby group on foreign trade issues
  • Collectif Stop Tafta / CETA
    Site internet du collectif français Stop TAFTA, CETA et autres accords de libre-échange
  • ESF
    The European Services Forum (ESF) is a network of representatives from the European services sector. We are committed to actively promoting the interests of the European services sector and the liberalisation of services markets throughout the world in connection with the GATS negotiations.
  • Eurochambres
    Eurochambres, a European business lobby group, webpage on FTAs
  • FOEE: Trade
    Friends of the Earth Europe’s special web section on trade deals
  • Handelskampanjen
    The Norwegian Trade Campaign will oppose the current, neo-liberal trade policies and fundamentally reform the trade policy system.
  • Pour
    POUR est un collectif citoyen qui met à votre disposition des analyses et prises de position d’experts, de philosophes, de sociologues, de juristes, d’économistes, de représentants syndicaux, de cinéastes, d’éditeurs belges et européens sur les accords de libre-échange
  • Seattle to Brussels Network
    The S2B network was formed in the aftermath of the WTO’s 1999 Seattle Ministerial to challenge the corporate-driven agenda of the European Union and other European governments for continued global trade and investment liberalisation.
  • Trade Leaks
    Greenpeace’s leaked documents underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced.