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Single market emergency regulation builds on pandemic era lessons

The European Commission today published a legislative proposal which would give it powers to control and mitigate supply chain shortages within the single market during international crises. The proposal for a “single market emergency instrument” establishes a new mechanism to monitor the single market for supply shocks, identify risks, and …

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EU to take time with forced labour ban enactment

The European Commission released its long-awaited legislative proposal aiming at weeding out products from the EU’s market made with forced labour. The EU executive puts the onus on national authorities to monitor imports as well as products that have originated within the EU for signs of forced labour in their …

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Corporate sustainability due diligence parliamentary fight begins

The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has started examining the EU’s regulatory proposal on corporate sustainability due diligence. Rapporteur Lara Wolters from the centre-left S&D group wants a rethink. Many fellow Members of the European Parliament concur. A record number of committees are getting involved in the legislative process, casting …

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Week in Brussels: Moldovan plums, forced labour, OECD ministerial

It’s been a dramatic week in the EU as the European Parliament failed to agree on wide-ranging plans to move the EU to net-zero carbon emissions. Votes on the MEPs’ positions on the proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism and a related reform of the EU’s emissions trading scheme were postponed. …

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Week in Brussels: forced labour ban, EU views on MC12, anti-coercion instrument

One can’t say the European Parliament is not working diligently. It shows in this week’s range of trade-related activities. It approved lifting  import duties on Ukraine and expedited its work on the GSP regulation overhaul. Below is a selection of what else happened on trade in parliament this week. By …