Member states have collectively agreed they want to water down the European Commission’s planned anti-coercion instrument.
The European Parliament is ready to enter inter-institutional trilogue negotiations with the Council on the EU’s planned anti-coercion legislation after a vote in committee and a decision in plenary this week. Member states are not quite there yet. But they hope to seal a deal among themselves in November and …
The international trade committee of the European Parliament adopted its position on the coming anti-coercion instrument in preparation for future negotiations with member states as it prepares for a likely showdown with EU capitals over the European Commission’s powers in this file.
The fact that the international trade policy community’s attention was all on MC12 in Geneva throughout the week does not mean there weren’t other meaningful news on trade and investment policy in Brussels. More below from Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The legislative saga of the coming anti-coercion instrument has now begun. The regulation was tabled in December last year. The EU’s member states will likely take their time in defining their response to the European Commission’s regulatory proposal for what is termed the ‘ACI’ in the jargon. But the European …
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 …
A few notable developments in EU trade policy this week. By Rob Francis an Iana Dreyer.
The European Parliament is on a path to making the EU’s planned anti-coercion instrument even tougher than envisaged by the European Commission – and putting it most likely at loggerheads with the Council.
While – quite understandably – much attention was paid to the fallout of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the traditional trade policy churn in Brussels did not stop. Selected updates below, by Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The anti-coercion instrument that the European Commission is proposing for adoption this year coinciding with a crisis with China over its economic bullying of Lithuania is not only a risky institutional power transfer – it might end up being a damp squib.