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Trump, EU commission chief discuss ’trade deal’ in Davos
US President Donald Trump and new EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that they are working towards agreeing a US-EU trade pact
EU tells China more access needed to seal investment accord
Trade Chief Hogan says he still wants to do a deal in 2020. China has been in talks with EU on investment since 2013.
Mercosur deal at odds with EU carbon neutrality aim, study claims
The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway climate change”.
Trade between Indonesia and the EU likely to get more tense, with dairy at the center
Away from the more headline grabbing US-China trade dispute, a less glamorous one has also been taking place between the corridors of Brussels and Jakarta.
Uphill battle for EU-Mercosur pact
Belgium’s region of Wallonia is trying to block the EU-Mercosur free-trade agreement, just like it previously attempted with CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement.
EU lawmakers give initial backing to Vietnam trade deal
The international trade committee of the European Parliament supported the agreement by 29 votes to six, opening the way to a vote in the full parliament when it meets in the week starting on Feb. 10.
Trump’s next trade fight could be with Europe
Mr. Hogan suggested that the Americans and Europeans might consider the kind of “mini package” that the United States had negotiated with Japan and other countries.
EU and five Eastern and Southern African countries kick off negotiations to deepen trade relations
The EU concluded the first round of negotiations to deepen the existing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with five Eastern and Southern Africa partners.
India, US in advance-stage talks to resolve trade issues, says Piyush Goyal
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said India and the US are in an “advance stage” of dialogue to resolve some of the pressing trade issues.
Brexit relationship: EU reveals clues ahead of talks with UK
The EU negotiating team is gearing up for talks with the UK about the post-Brexit relationship by holding a series of seminars for diplomats from the 27 member states.
New study on Mercosur: A bad deal for climate and environment
The Mercosur agreement damages the environment, climate and small farmers.
Seychelles hosts meeting with EU, African states on economic partnership
Seychelles is for the first time hosting negotiations between the European Union and the Eastern Southern African States that are focusing on the implementation of an interim economic partnership.
MEPs: Don’t waste your chance to change Vietnam
In coming weeks, the European Parliament is expected to take a binding decision on whether to approve, postpone or reject the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA).
Understanding the European Union’s understanding on computer and related services
If adopted on a wide scale, the Understanding would consolidate power and control over the digital ecosystem, including of data, in the major powers and more specifically, their corporations.
Spain pushes for prioritising services in EU-UK deal
Spain called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.
Boris Johnson’s next Brexit fight looms on EU’s fishing demands
EU Commission says fishing must be part of a trade agreement. UK has said it wants control of its own waters after Brexit.
China and EU may hold summit in Beijing at end of March, ahead of ‘17+1’ meeting
China and the EU are expected to hold their annual summit at the end of March, two weeks before Beijing hosts a high-profile meeting with the leaders of Central and Eastern European countries.
“A la carte” justice for transnational corporations?
At a time when 3,400 trade and investment agreements protect the interests of transnational corporations, there is no international treaty requiring them to uphold human rights and environmental protection.
Irish focus as EU’s Hogan opens China investment talks
Later this week negotiations for a comprehensive agreement on investment between the EU and mainland China will be held in Brussels.
How ISDS corporate privileges risk to undermine community struggles
Inspiring people fought toxic gold mines, dirty oil drilling and greedy luxury real estate projects. Now, costly investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits risk to reverse their community victories.