Britain and the European Union both demanded that the other side give ground in talks on a new post-Brexit trade deal or risk severe damage in tetchy exchanges.
The Energy Charter Treaty takes an axe to climate action.
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has revealed that hopes remain high in maintaining their diplomatic and economic ties with Indonesia, geared to fulfill the Commission’s Green Deal.
Talks between Britain and the European Union on their new trade relationship made little progress this week, sources with the bloc said.
Crucial European demands include subsidies to state-owned enterprises, access to the Chinese market and environmental issues, according to top official.
The EU’s top trade official hopes the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will spur efforts to heal US trade ties, bogged down in a tit-for-tat tariff feud.
The European Union (EU) continues to push for more trade deals with major Asean economies despite making slow progress following its consecutive successes with Singapore and Vietnam last year.
On 5 May 2020, 23 Member States of the EU entered into an Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties between the Member States of the European Union.
Britain and the European Union start their penultimate scheduled round of trade talks with little progress on major sticking points before a June deadline to agree on any extension of negotiations.
The implementation of the EU - Vietnam FTA deal also poses many challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products. Besides strict standards from the European Union market, competitive pressure in the domestic market is also a big issue.
A global tragedy at a high cost for taxpayers.
The impending vote has sparked anger from environmental organisations. Stop TTIP/CETA and Votum Klima for instance called the vote a political scandal.
Environmental safeguards within the agreement, which were already insufficient even before COVID-19, have now made the document outdated.
23 EU Member States signed an agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.
The Dutch and French Trade ministers are calling the EU to improve its approach in analyzing the socio-economic aspects of trade effects, and to increase its ambition regarding the nexus between trade and sustainable development.
74 NGOs have written to the EU Commission to demand that genetically modified crops are not pushed onto Europe’s fields and plates as part of a trade deal with the USA.
In recent years, observers have questioned whether investor–state arbitration will or should be a feature of the next generation of free trade and bilateral investment treaties.
While the world is busy dealing with the coronavirus health crisis, the European Union and Mexico concluded talks on a new trade pact, provoking strong reactions.
The EU and Mexico have agreed to eliminate customs duties on practically all goods, to enhance and facilitate digital trade, and have taken on new obligations on good regulatory practices.
European civil society organisations are deeply concerned about the renewal of the European Union-Mexico trade agreement.