The United States’ crashing into a submarine agreement Australia concluded with France, getting Paris kicked out of it and replace it with its own nuclear-powered technology, all done in secret and revealed suddenly last week is a shock to everyone.
With just over two weeks to go until the inaugural meeting of the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council, there remain many unanswered questions around just who will attend and the exact issues to be discussed.
This week the European Union’s trade policy jolted back into action after a summer lull. It’s mainly been about setting up meetings and the agenda for the coming months. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The atmosphere in Brussels in this 2021 European Union trade policy back-to-school week has been marked by deepening uncertainty over where the United States, Europe’s key security ally and largest trading partner, is heading. By Iana Dreyer and Rob Francis.
If anything, this week in trade in Brussels was about preparing the ground for what comes next in the autumn 2021.
Trade policy activity is quieting down somewhat in Brussels ahead of the usual summer lull. Here nonetheless some interesting trade policy highlights for you. Iana Dreyer and Nikos Lavranos.
There’s been a lot of big news in trade in Europe this week. Here a few more news items to take away before the week-end. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
James Bacchus spoke with Rob Francis about the European Union’s carbon border adjustment mechanism, trade in medicines and medical products, how the Biden Administration is progressing on trade policy – and the World Trade Organization in all this.
Slovenia took over the reins of the Council less than two weeks ago and will have to steer the European Union’s trade policy through choppy waters in the coming six months. Speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday (13 July) Zdravko Počivalšek, Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic …
The recently announced EU-US Trade and Technology Council is the latest of many attempts to encourage closer cooperation across the Pond. Previous initiatives have not delivered: if this one is to be different we need to learn the lessons from previous experiences, not least the need to involve political leaders …