Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.
last update: May 2012
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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.
The next European Commission must revamp its trade policy for the next five years to focus on sustainability, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
The export procedures of Ukrainian poultry producer MHP have proved controversial. The EU has responded by changing its quotas for duty-free imports of chicken meat from Ukraine — but there may be further consequences.
Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan finds the policy of deepening cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union to be promising.
The free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey is 99% ready.
"The agreement is 99% ready. Some details have left that influence the numbers," Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar said in an interview with the Ukrainian Radio, answering a question about the readiness of the FTA with Turkey.
US President Donald Trump is keen to advance talks with Switzerland on a free trade deal, Swiss President Ueli Maurer said after the first visit by a Swiss president to the Oval Office.
Poland’s prime minister and other government officials will meet to discuss a threat by Australia’s Prairie Mining to sue Warsaw over difficulties it faced in developing coal projects
Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday signed a revised free trade agreement and a memorandum of understanding on the Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Project.
EU plans to extend its internal energy market rules to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas link to Germany could breach the Energy Charter Treaty, which protects international investors, according to the Swiss-registered company building it.
In 2015, Gabriel Resources sued Romania before of the ICSID, asking for a reported four billion dollars in damages, after protests halted plans for Europe’s largest gold mine.
European business lobby group on foreign trade issues
Site internet du collectif français Stop TAFTA, CETA et autres accords de libre-échange
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, a European business lobby group, webpage on FTAs
Friends of the Earth Europe’s special web section on trade deals
The Norwegian Trade Campaign will oppose the current, neo-liberal trade policies and fundamentally reform the trade policy system.
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
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.
Greenpeace’s leaked documents underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced.