The European Union is preparing two legislative measures to respond to what is perceived as a growing trend by other big powers to exert economic coercion on its firms and governments. The Commission is lining its ducks in a row over this matter, so as to ensure that the separate …
The European Commission proposal for a directive on sustainable corporate governance was due to be published before this summer. But it might not be ready for another few months. It is continuing to cause sleepless nights for industry, whilst supporters see an opportunity for Europe to go further in regulating …
The EU-US Trade and Technology Council was an idea tabled in Brussels and endorsed at the last minute by Washington ahead of their first summit in June 2021. Although it might be postponed, preparations for a meeting that is ultimately expected to go ahead are far advanced. This is what …
The European Commission is preparing to table a new regulatory proposal towards a so-called ‘anti-coercion’ instrument at the end of 2021. The European Parliament’s international trade committee is all set up to pick its fights over the new piece of legislation.
The United Kingdom’s hopes of agreeing a bilateral free trade agreement with New Zealand in August were not met. While a deal remains likely, the delay illustrates that the UK’s CPTPP accession will not be totally straightforward.
MEPs are sharpening up the European Parliament’s position ahead of negotiations with the Council and the European Commission aimed at finalising a long-awaited regulation that would potentially put up barriers for bidders on public procurement markets in Europe.
The European Commission is planning to introduce legislation that would ban imports containing inputs produced with forced labour in situations where company due diligence alone cannot do the job.
In the new geo-economic era, trade policy does not just follow trade logics, but also the logic of security policy and geopolitics. The EU needs an effective and credible anti-coercion instrument to meet the challenge. Here is how the EU could go about it.
The European Commission is now moving up a gear in preparing a long-announced new trade regulation, a so-called ‘anti-coercion’ instrument. A preliminary consultation period ended mid June. The actual relevant piece of legislation will be presented before the end of 2021.
The European Commission released today its regulation proposal for an instrument to control “foreign subsidies distorting the internal market”.