The European Union and Britain agreed a post-Brexit trade deal after almost ten months of tortuous negotiations to govern ties when the UK exits the single market.
We cannot expect a miracle, or even a significant economic improvement with the DCFTA, especially as its irreversible political and social consequences risk preventing development from the country.
Though EU officials haven’t yet revealed the details, one senior EU diplomat said the agreement goes beyond anything Beijing has offered any foreign partner previously.
Officials say European Parliament could refuse to endorse deal over Beijing’s failure to commit to International Labour Organisation standards
With yet another Brexit deadline disappearing in the rearview mirror, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union and Britain.
The European Commission has secured breakthroughs as China agrees to open up its market in multiple sectors for EU businesses.
Important issues raised by CETA deserve more than a ludicrous 55-minute parliament debate.
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.