A “progressive majority” of MEPs in the European Parliament’s environment committee this week backed a shorter and earlier phase-in of the European Commission’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism, a levy on CO2 on a range of imported products.
This Monday is ‘Europe Day’, so EU institutions will not work today – except those involved in negotiations over the long-awaited sixth sanctions package against Russia while it continues to wage its war on Ukraine. By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The sixth meeting of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement Consultative Committee, which took place on Tuesday (4 May) in Barbados, noted that there are “deficiencies on both sides” when it comes to the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement.
A new week has passed in EU trade policy. Here some highlights. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The EU US Trade and Technology Council has somewhat fallen off global headlines amid the war in Ukraine and the related fallout for the global economy, global supply chains and global politics. But despite its structural weaknesses as a forum to deepen economic ties across the Atlantic, it is defying …
The European Union’s member states, the European Commission and the European Parliament will start inter-institutional trilogue negotiations on the EU’s new foreign subsidies regulation as soon as this week. Despite some differences in their approach capitals and member states are set to converge on a piece of legislation that might …
After energy, the most exposed sector to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is food because both countries are among the top global exporters of grains and fertiliser. While this gives further impetus to the ongoing policy debates about supply security and economic resilience in a range of countries, this crisis may …
The European Parliament’s international trade committee today (3 May) voted to add three additional core international labour and human rights conventions to the list that countries would need to ratify in order to benefit from the tariff removals or reductions foreseen in the EU’s revised future Generalised Scheme of Preferences.
‘Mirror clauses’ are making their way in EU regulations in food production. What are mirror clauses and why are they so controversial? Emily Rees sat down with Borderlex’s Rob Francis to explain what is at stake in the ongoing debate about these measures.
Despite this Monday being a bank holiday in many parts of Europe, the policy machinery in Brussels and Geneva will be churning on mightily this week while we wait for the outcome of local elections in the United Kingdom. By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.