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Week in Brussels: Australia, Ukraine, next EU commission, circumventions

This week officially marked the “rentrée”, when (most) EU officials are back at the desks and the EU institutions become fully operational. And it will be a busy autumn – check out our preview of the EU legislative and trade negotiation agenda for the next few months. This week some …

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Perspectives: Europe needs to brace for durable divergence on trade policy with US

Proposals to raise tariffs all-round by presidential candidate Donald Trump, the release of a book by his former trade representative Robert Lighthizer, and a speech of the current holder of that position at the G20 Trade Ministers meeting show the extent of trade and WTO-scepticism in the United States. The …

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Autumn 2023: Economic security, climate policy to dominate EU trade agenda

As autumn lurks around the corner in Europe, the EU will be aiming to finalise major remaining legislative files before the institutions break for European elections during the spring 2024. Economic security and finalising an ambitious von der Leyen commission ‘sustainable’ trade agenda will be at the top of Brussels’ …