The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment is of limited scope compared to other recent trade and investment agreements concluded by the European Union, writes Nikos Lavranos. The deal essentially focuses on investment facilitation and transparency rather than investment protection.
Developments in EU trade policy this week by Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman.
The European Parliament released a series of motions for resolutions on human rights in foreign countries this week. Two could have direct consequences for existing EU investment and trade agreements if MEPs consider that the human rights situation in the relevant countries is deteriorating. China investment deal ratification tied to …
The European Commissions director-general for trade Sabine Weyand also hopes to unlock a dialogue with the United States over the Appellate Body in the WTO by promising proposals on ‘judicial economy’ in February.
The European Union and China concluded ‘in principle’ a ‘Comprehensive Agreement on Investment’ one day before New Year’s Eve 2020.
This opinion piece reacts to and debates four key criticisms expressed in various media outlets in recent days of the EU-China investment agreement currently seen as in the final stages of negotiations.
This week has seen two ‘strategic’ initiatives: the launch of a new paper on EU-US relations and the upgrading of EU-ASEAN relations post RCEP. Here other developments of potential interest. Dombrovksis talks to French Senate – Paris CETA ratification date unclear Nobody knows yet when the French government will put …
After a week dominated by EU-US trade news, here some other developments in trade policy in Brussels. By Sarah Anne Aarup and Iana Dreyer.
By Sarah Anne Aarup and Iana Dreyer. European trade ministers discussed ongoing negotiations with China towards and investment agreement that covers market access, investment protection, a whole set of economic governance rules and sustainability.
The European Union can contribute a lot in addressing the ‘China challenge’, argues Peter Chase. The United States should seize the opportunity to work more closely with Europe – and here’s how.