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Brexit: Serious differences over trade deal, say UK and EU
The UK and EU have said serious differences remain over a post-Brexit trade deal, following the latest negotiations in Brussels.
EU-Mercosur deal will have devastating impact on climate, NGOs warn
While the agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, farmers and environmental NGOs remain disappointed.
Countries serious about climate change should leave the Energy Charter Treaty, says former ECT official
Interview with Yamina Saheb, former head of unit in the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat .
Mercosur leaders look to close EU deal despite Macron’s resistance
Mercosur ministers reported progress on the final text of a trade agreement with the European Union on the eve of a summit meeting overshadowed by French President’s latest comments against the deal.
Putting sombreros on par with Champagne
The European Union mulls protecting handicrafts in the same way as gourmet food amid a push from Latin American countries.
EU-Vietnam free trade deal to take effect 1 August
The free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam, known as EVFTA, will come into force on 1 August, according to a Vietnamese government statement on 18 June.
UK sets September deadline for EU trade deal
The UK has earmarked September as its deadline for agreeing on a new trade deal with the EU after negotiators held their first face-to-face meetings since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Brexit: Face-to-face trade talks between UK and EU begin in Brussels
Face-to-face negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU have begun in Brussels, after the teams pledged to "intensify" talks.
Time to rethink – Stop the EU-Mercosur agreement!
265 civil society organisations call on the Federal Governments and the EU Commission and EU-Parliament to reject this agreement!
Planned EU trade deal with Mercosur threatens climate, environmental protection and human rights
The agreement could have serious ecological and human rights repercussions, new study warns.
Kenya races to safeguard EU market with post-Brexit pact
Kenya has initiated talks with the European Union and the United Kingdom on a post-Brexit trade agreement as the country moves to safeguard its horticultural produce market.
Sieren’s China: EU-China summit doesn’t resolve issues
As Brussels and Beijing struggle to agree on climate protection and trade, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated their differences. The longer the two sides talk, the more China benefits.
Still no end in sight on EU free-trade deal
After eight rounds of negotiations, there is still no end in sight for an EU-New Zealand free-trade deal.
Europe-China summit shows investment deal should not be expected anytime soon
The 22nd EU-China summit had its purpose in moving the two sides closer to a long-negotiated investment agreement, but instead revealed the scope of tensions and differences that dominate the relationship.
No progress on trade, investment, Hong Kong as EU wraps-up tense China summit
Europeans are especially concerned about market access, the forced transfer of technology imposed on foreign firms operating in China, the subsidies offered by Beijing to its companies, the unbalanced relation in the public procurement market.
US-European trade talks stalled over ‘unsafe’ American food
US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington’s chief negotiator said.
ACP-EU post-Cotonou negotiations: Towards the finish line
Mobility and migration is proving a difficult issue between the EU, African and Caribbean countries. Development cooperation is yet to be treated in these negotiations.
With Brexit trade talks at an impasse, Boris Johnson finally engages
The British prime minister held talks with European Union leaders and agreed to accelerate negotiations on a future trading relationship to try to avoid a brutal break at the end of December.
EU-Africa relations in a post-COVID world
Negotiators from the Commission and the African, Caribbean and Pacific community confirmed that talks on a trade and political cooperation deal to replace the twenty-year-old Cotonou Agreement were close to completion.