Given China’s unique position, the study concludes that the EU must ensure that particularly strong protections for EU regulatory policy space are included in any future investment deal.
At least nine EU countries want the trade deal with South America.
A two-day conference of the 54 parties to the Energy Charter Treaty will attempt to move forward in reforming the little-known charter, decried by environmentalists for protecting fossil fuel investments and blocking international efforts to curb global warming.
Amidst growing concerns that the ECT undermines urgent climate action, its corporate profiteers, the ECT Secretariat, and others are spewing propaganda, promoting falsehoods about how the treaty attracts clean investment.
The latest round follows straight on the heels of ‘intensive’ talks. Negotiators hope to reach agreement by the end of the year, but issues such as market access remain a stumbling block.
South America’s Mercosur countries will address environmental concerns raised by the European Union that have stalled ratification of a free trade deal between the two trade blocs, Argentina’s foreign minister said.
Barnier says Johnson’s acceptance of need for ‘evolution clause’ as standards diverge has unlocked talks on level playing field.
The Philippines and the European Union (EU) are eyeing to hold at least two trade dialogues in 2021, affirming the strong economic partnership of the two parties.
This trade agreement aims to boost an export-oriented agricultural model that harms small-scale farmers, indigenous peoples, traditional and rural communities, in Mercosur and EU countries.
How a trade agreement with the EU could devastate the Tunisian economy.
Some in the UK will find level playing field controversial. For them, the very point of Brexit was to undercut EU rules and regulations.
The EU-Mercosur agreement is inconsistent with the EU’s recently announced Farm-to-Fork Strategy, which aims to dramatically reduce pesticide use and completely ban any residue on food of pesticides not registered for use in the EU.
Withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty because it impedes the transition to clean energy.
Until Brazil makes a political commitment to curb deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, the trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur will not advance toward ratification in Europe, the EU’s envoy in Brasilia said.
The third round of negotiations was held virtually from 24 to 27 November 2020. The next round is foreseen for April 2021.
The chief negotiators from the EU and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) reached a political deal on the text for a new partnership agreement that will succeed the Cotonou Agreement.
The European Commission has confirmed for the first time that Brussels could withdraw from the controversial Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), which critics say shields the fossil-fuel industry.
The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to elevate their relationship to a strategic partnership, marking a first step to simplified trade between the bodies.
The report shows the efforts that the EU is taking to politically undercut the ruling of EU Court of Justice that prevented products from occupied Western Sahara from being part of EU’s trade agreements with Morocco.
Chile and the European Union could seal a deal on a modernised free-trade accord by April, Chile’s deputy trade minister said.