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Europe to assess whether US-China deal is WTO compatible

By |januar 17th, 2020|Airbus, Boeing, digital tax, EU-US relations, French digital tax, News, Phil Hogan|

The EU will assess whether a US-China deal to roll back some bilateral tariffs in exchange for increased US imports to China is compatible with World Trade Organisation rules, said Trade commissioner Phil Hogan on Thursday (16 January).

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MADRID – Renegotiation of fiscal adjustment?

By |januar 16th, 2020|News|

Prime minister Pedro Sánchez wants to ease the fiscal adjustment agreed with the EU before submitting a new budgetary plan. The coalition of Socialists and left-wing party coalition wants more breathing space to increase social spending in contrast with the adjustment...

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‘Green’ alert: environmental risks top Davos report

By |januar 15th, 2020|Climate Change, Davos 2020, Donald Trump, Global Risks Report, Greta Thunberg, News|

For the first time in the 15-year history of the Davos risk report, the top five global risks are all environmental, according to the latest survey published on Wednesday (15 January) ahead of the World Economic Forum next week.

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Spain pushes for prioritising services in EU-UK deal

By |januar 14th, 2020|EU-UK Association Agreement, EU-UK trade talks, News, Spain, tourism|

Spain on Monday (13 January) called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks that must be concluded before the transition period ends on 31 December.

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EU, US, Japan agree on proposals to limit subsidies

By |januar 14th, 2020|China, forced technology transfers, industrial subsidies, News, WTO, WTO reform|

The EU, US and Japan put forward on Tuesday (14 January) a proposal to limit industrial subsidies among WTO members and explored ways to address forced technology transfers, two issues at the core of ongoing trade frictions with China.

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Former Commission officials top new Spanish government

By |januar 10th, 2020|Arancha González, News, Pedro Sanchez, Spain|

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez appointed former European Commission spokesperson Arancha González as his new foreign affairs minister, while Nadia Calviño, who used to be a director-general in the EU executive, will become vice-president for economy, and former EU official Luis Planas will stay on as agriculture minister.

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The Brief, powered by MPE – A conference for what?

By |januar 9th, 2020|News, The Brief|

By the end of this year, member states must reach an agreement against the clock on a long-term budget to finance their bold priorities for this decade, and seal a deal with the UK on their future relationship. On top...

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MADRID – A Spanish ‘bromance’

By |januar 9th, 2020|News|

Last September, Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez said he couldn’t “sleep peacefully” if he had to form a government with Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias. The Socialist prime minister and the left-wing leader not only forged this week the first coalition...

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MADRID – Sánchez re-elected in tight vote

By |januar 8th, 2020|News|

Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez was re-elected on Tuesday (7 January) as Spanish prime minister by only two votes (167 in favour, 165 against). Together with left-wing party Podemos, he will lead the first coalition government in the country’s history since...

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Commission President to attend Davos gathering

By |januar 7th, 2020|Davos 2020, News, Ursula von der Leyen, World Economic Forum|

The European Commission will be represented by its President at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) towards the end of January, signalling the closer ties Ursula von der Leyen has with the exclusive gathering, compared with her predecessor ...

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