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Week in Brussels: EU industry demands, China visit

The first full week of the Brussels rentrée saw the EU institutions gradually come back to life. On Wednesday the European Commission published its annual trade defence report, and one of Brussels’ leading think tanks hosted an array of political figures and academics at its signature autumn event. For all …

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Philippines eyes EU FTA negotiation resumption by year-end

Filipino trade minister Alberto Pascual expects trade talks between Manila and the EU to recommence in 2023. Pascual, who met European Commission executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis on Monday (26 June) as part of a three-week five-country visit to boost investment in the country, told a small group of journalists yesterday …

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Blog: Canada’s beef with Britain – why the CPTPP accession deal didn’t happen

Pressure from Canada for improved access to the UK’s market for agricultural products is blocking the conclusion of talks on UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to people close to the negotiations. There had been hopes, widely reported in some media, that last week’s …