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Week in Brussels: Ukraine duty suspensions, Mercosur politics comeback

Subsidies, digital and Indo-Pacific, but also Ukraine and Mercosur. These currently are the bread-and-butter trade issues in Brussels – and developments this week were very representative. Von der Leyen announces duty suspension extension for Ukraine European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced on Thursday (2 February) an extension to …

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Early-year EU business plea for FTAs

BusinessEurope, the European business umbrella group, today urged EU leaders to finalise ongoing trade negotiations in the next twelve months. The letter comes in a complex geopolitical context and as trade frictions with the United States continue to shape transatlantic trade relations. In letters to European Commission president Ursula von …