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Semiconductors: Von der Leyen promises “diversification among like-minded partners”

Plans towards a European Chips Act are maturing. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced a new regulation mirroring similarly named recent United States legislation will be tabled as soon as early February. Brussels’ move in the semiconductor sector heralds a much more politically controlled approach to supply chain …

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Comment: EU and Singapore ready to take partnership to the next level

Just two years after the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement entered into force, the EU and Singapore are ready to take our economic cooperation to the next level by pursuing a comprehensive digital partnership, write European Commission executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovksis and Singapore’s minister in charge of trade S. Iswaran.

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CBAM: Parliament rapporteur seeks sweeping changes to original proposal

The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the proposed EU carbon border adjustment mechanism is insisting that only countries with “explicit carbon pricing policies” be exempt from the scheme, which is expected to start operation on 1 January next year. This is only one of a series of measures put forward that …

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Week in Brussels: Angola, Ghana, ECT, Chinese subsidies in steel wind towers and glass fiber

That was a big week in EU policy.  There was an intense European Parliament plenary session during which legislation that will affect trade policy and transatlantic or EU China relations, namely the Digital Markets and Digital Services act as well as the International Procurement Instrument. But there have been other …