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.
The Mercosur agreement damages the environment, climate and small farmers.
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.
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).
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 called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.
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 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.
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.
Later this week negotiations for a comprehensive agreement on investment between the EU and mainland China will be held in Brussels.
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.
The UK won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union’s market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions, warns the president of the European Commission.
This termination agreement marks the culmination of the European Commission’s and several Member States’ efforts to abolish intra-EU investment arbitration proceedings from the European legal order.
The leaked treaty for the termination of intra-EU BITs can be seen as the culmination of an ongoing effort by the EU Commission to discourage investment arbitration between Member States, reflecting a tension between public international law and EU law.
Johnson isn’t interested in aligning to EU rules but an agreement on this schedule may require compromises.
After walking out of negotiations on the 16-nation RCEP free trade agreement, the government said it would renegotiate its existing FTA and redouble its efforts to conclude other trade negotiations.
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.
Boris Johnson is expected to open talks on the country’s post-Brexit trade deal with the new president of the European commission when she visits Downing Street.
Canada’s intellectual protection rights system was also slammed for being too clement.