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EU crisis: Austria rejects major trade deal in huge blow for Brussels
Austria has thrown the European Union’s decades-long Mercosur trade talks into disarray after the country’s new government will not support the pact in its current form.
Austria rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires
In a decision that’s binding for the government, almost all parties on the parliament’s EU subcommittee voted against the deal with the Mercosur free-trade zone.
ICSID tribunal rejects EVN claims for further compensation from Bulgaria
EVN and Bulgaria reached an out-of-court settlement, under which part of the claims regarding the remuneration obligations for renewable energy were offset between a Bulgarian EVN subsidiary and the Bulgarian state-owned National Electricity Company.
Austria: Anti CETA, TTIP petition signed by 562,000
An Austrian petition against EU free trade agreements with the United States and Canada has been signed by 562,000 people.
Addiko Bank threatening Montenegro by international arbitration because of the "Swiss"
Addiko Bank AG repeated its concern regarding the Proposal of the Amendment law for conversion of loans in Swiss francs to euros.
Croatia hit with lawsuit for franc-loan conversion law
The Croatian government is facing a lawsuit for forcing local banks to convert Swiss franc loans into euros.
Austrian government split on opposition to EU-Canada trade deal
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern’s opposition to a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada was countered by fervent praise for the deal from his deputy.
Austrian economy minister adds his ’nein’ to U.S. trade talks debate
Austria’s economy minister said talks on a EU-U.S. free trade agreement should be halted, adding his voice to an increasingly polarized debate on both sides of the Atlantic over whether to keep the negotiations going.
Austria says will start ’conflict’ in EU about Canada trade deal
Austria is ready to confront other European Union members states over its opposition to a free trade deal with Canada, Chancellor Christian Kern said
4600 Austrian jobs at risk from TTIP deal
As many as 4600 jobs could be lost in Austria as a result of the proposed TTIP trade agreement between Europe and the US.
Small businesses start to campaign against TTIP
Many small businesses are not convinced by the benefits of TTIP. Some of them have started to campaign, which for time-pressed small businesses, is quite a big thing.
Austria hit with first ICSID claim
The owner of a Vienna bank targeted by multiple fraud investigations has lodged what is thought to be the first-ever investment treaty claim against Austria
Austrian chancellor speaks against sanctions, and TTIP
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has warned that Austria could file a lawsuit before the European Court of Justice over EU’s intention to sign the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States.
China, Austria sign economic cooperation agreement
A cooperation agreement between the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and the Austria Federal Economic Chamber was signed Wednesday in Vienna to further enhance bilateral trade activities between the two countries.