Paris and Berlin are sticking together in the face of the American trade threat. Both countries want to do everything possible to avoid the introduction of new customs duties between Europe and the US. EURACTIV France reports.
"My successor will have a lot of work to do," the current EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told Efe during her visit to Madrid on Tuesday (10 September). She pointed to relations with the US and China as being among the "very long list" of challenges facing her successor. EURACTIV's partner Euroefe reports.
On 26 August, the French Council of Ministers sacked Rodolphe Gintz after two years as customs chief. Meanwhile, the French customs office is facing up to the difficulties of preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EURACTIV France reports.
The European train is slowing down as one of its main drivers, the German economy, is experiencing a slowdown. At the same time, job creation across the EU is declining. EURACTIV's partner Euroefe reports.
The International Monetary Fund continues to project global growth at 3.9% in 2018, but a rise in trade tensions “are an important downside risk”. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
The European Union has put forward a project to strengthen intellectual and industrial property rights in all ASEAN countries. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
The European Union and Chile would like to improve on their association agreement, which in 15 years has resulted in the doubling of trade volumes between them.
Forest nations are calling on the EU to strengthen the control of supply chains for products causing deforestation such as palm oil or cocoa. EURACTIV.fr reports.