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In brief – Greek MEP up in arms against EU SADC compromise on feta cheese denomination

Stelios Kolouglou (GUE/NGL) has staged an offensive against the EU Southern African Development Community EPA signed early June in Botswana.   In amendments to a motion for a resolution currently under preparation by the Parliament’s trade committee, Mr Kolouglou, along with the Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza, have decided to “decline …

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Human rights issues increase uncertainty for Morocco, Vietnam trade deals

An EU trade agreement with Morocco was thrown into disarray after a Court of Justice of the EU ruling on its human rights consequences for Western Saharan people. The recently concluded trade deal with Vietnam could also see rough times ahead after the EU Parliament picked up on the EU’s …