Although leaving the Energy Charter Treaty is not easy, the overarching political trend in Europe of seeking to get rid of the ECT one way or another will probably be achieved sooner or later. This is how it could happen.
It’s been long in coming, but the EU Republic of Korea Digital Partnership was finally announced today at a bilateral leaders’ meeting between European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Korea’s president Yoon Suk Yeol.
A dense week ahead in EU trade at the WTO and in the United Kingdom. By Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman.
Britain’s financial services sector has urged the UK government to align its initiatives to deepen trade relations with Switzerland, in order to fully unlock the ensuing benefits.
We shall see if more concrete trade news emerge of today’s trade ministers’ meeting in Brussels. In any case, here some other notable news for EU trade aficionados that emerged this week.
A dispatch from another week in UK trade policy.
The trade ministers of the European Union are converging on Brussels on Friday (25 November) for their bi-annual formal meeting. Tomorrow’s gathering will deliver very little in terms of formal decisions, but it might help bring a few ongoing trade files forward.
The European Parliament on the Energy Chater Treaty adopted a resolution that mustered 303 votes in favour. The text, among others, encourages the European Union to withdraw fully from the international agreement.
Members of the World Trade Organization are increasingly using security as a reason to restrict trade and investment in a discriminatory way. Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer spoke to Mona Paulsen about how they can be made – somewhat – accountable for not abusing their powers. *** Recently described as a ‘black …
The end of the Asian ‘summit season’ brings a big sigh of relief to most participating members. The region appears to have gotten through November without any apparent disasters, leaders managed to agree on statements, and some new initiatives were announced for trade.