After a week in Hanoi: What we need to make a EU-Vietnam trade deal work

By |november 7th, 2019|EU trade, EU-Vietnam, News|

The jury is out on whether a new EU-Vietnam trade pact will do anything to improve people's livelihoods and arrest a deteriorating human rights record, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.

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Fair enough? The EU’s guilty neglect of fair trade

By |oktober 11th, 2019|EU trade, fair trade, News, Phil Hogan, trade justice|

EU policy makers need to stop conflating free trade with fair trade and instead promote trade deals and radical trade reforms that will genuinely deliver trade justice, write Jan Orbie and Deborah Martens.

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From ‘liberalise and patronise’ to a genuine sustainable trade strategy for the EU

By |junij 17th, 2019|due diligence, EU trade, News, responsible trade, sustainable trade|

The next European Commission must revamp its trade policy for the next five years to focus on sustainability, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.

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Romanian exporters face an artificial barrier, costs transferred to EU citizens

By |marec 21st, 2019|Brexit, EU trade, News, Romania, Schengen, Schengen reform, single market|

Visions of trucks being stuck at the border in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit should also remind people of the delays faced by Romanian companies exporting into the Schengen area, writes Stefan Radu-Oprea.

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‘EU’s best asset’ needs to be safeguarded, not only improved

By |februar 27th, 2019|Brexit, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU trade, European Single Market, Food labelling, FoodDrinkEurope, foodstuffs, Hubert Weber, Jyrki Katainen, News, SMEs|

While celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Single Market last year, the Commission called it 'Europe’s best asset in a changing world'. But Single Market’s resilience to internal and external shocks still needs to be strengthened further.

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Brexit panic crossing the Channel

By |februar 21st, 2019|Brexit, EU trade, European Medecines Agency, MEDEF, News, WTO|

The French have finally realised that there may well be a no-deal Brexit. The Medef employers’ federation has said that French businesses are not prepared, the agricultural sector is waiting, while transporters are panicking. EURACTIV France reports.

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No clarity on post-Brexit trade, concedes UK trade minister

By |februar 7th, 2019|Brexit, Brexit transitional deal, EU trade, News, third countries, Withdrawal agreement|

Will the EU’s trade deals with countries around the world continue to apply in the UK after Brexit day on 29 March? The answer remains unclear after International Trade Secretary Liam Fox repeatedly was unable to confirm what their status will be.

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EU-Swiss talks hit impasse, causing Brexit confusion

By |januar 15th, 2019|Brexit, EU trade, EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, News, post-Brexit trade|

Talks between Brussels and Berne have been running since 2014 in a bid to formalise the 120 separate accords that have been negotiated between the EU and Switzerland since a 1992 referendum in the Alpine state rejected joining the European Economic Area. But the draft agreement, which was made public in early December, now seems unlikely to become reality.

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Five things to expect from the EU summit on June 28-29

By |junij 28th, 2018|Defence policy, EU summit, EU trade, immigration policy, News|

European Union leaders meet this week to deal with some of the most difficult issues they confront, with migration topping the list. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political survival may depend on Italy’s new anti-establishment government, whose interests clash with Germany’s...

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EU dilemma on Morocco-Western Sahara conflict remains unsolved

By |junij 19th, 2018|EU trade, EU-Morocco, European Court of Justice, Morocco, News, Western Sahara|

Morocco is the EU’s most stable trading partner in North Africa and a reliable ally in Brussels’ efforts to control African migration across the Mediterranean. But two rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) have revived political tensions in the region and complicated things for the Commission.

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