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Trade: the EU’s rising exposure to pressure and blackmail

The EU’s trade policy is being renationalised under the pressure of national governments seeking to regain control over an exclusive competence of the EU and of Brexit. The European bloc is thereby becoming increasingly exposed to new political pressures and blackmail at home and abroad. A pamphlet by Iana Dreyer.

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TTIP: European business alliance in call for “constructive approach”

Creative thinking is needed to make progress in TTIP, business groups say.   The Business Alliance for TTIP, which includes the European Small Business Alliance, the European Round Table, the European Services Forum, Business Europe, the Trans-Atlantic Business Council, Eurocommerce, Eurochambres and AmChamEU, is calling for tangible progress in TTIP …

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TTIP Round 14 held under the shadow of Brexit, leaving out services

The EU and the US are holding a fourteenth round of TTIP negotiations. Few expect significant breakthroughs in the now three-year-old talks. Negotiations are deadlocked over bread-and-butter market access issues in agriculture, services, and procurement. Fundamental disagreements persist on rules on investment or on intellectual property rights (geographical indications). The UK’s …