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European Commission reorganises its UK Task Force to oversee new agreements

The European Commission is establishing an executive coordination service reporting to its president to oversee the European Union’s future relationship with the United Kingdom. The Service for the EU-UK Agreements – acronym UKS – will be operational on 1 March and will be run by Maroš Šefčovič Meanwhile London has …

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Week in Brussels: MEP scrutiny of EU-UK TCA, carbon border measure, Korean surimi

EU UK TCA: European Parliament wants more scrutiny powers and more time European Parliament committees scrutinised the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement this week. The series of meetings culminated in a joint meeting of the foreign affairs and international trade committee on Thursday. This kick-starts a formalised consent procedure involving …

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In 2021, the EU will need to focus on positive engagement with its trading partners

The brand-new EU-UK trade agreement in many ways epitomises a defensive turn in EU trade policy in a world where its geostrategic certainties – not least the comfort of the US security umbrella – have been shaken and the global pandemic exposed its vulnerabilities. But turning defensive is not enough. …