A week in Brussels

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Week in Brussels: IPI, China, French Senators on CETA, DG Trade musical chairs

This has been an intense week in European Union trade policy, with the continuous transatlantic file rolling on, a lot of action in Geneva, the EU and the ACP group finally concluding their post-Cotonou agreement and the European Parliament active on a variety of trade files. MEPs voted to resume …

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Week in Brussels: Biden effect on Northern Ireland, CETA, Netherlands and friends

It’s been one of those mega-weeks in trade again, culminating perhaps with Joe Biden beaming into  the European Council last night to say hello. Nothing concrete came out of this meeting. Official statements indicate this was mostly about bonding and setting lofty common goals such as working together on COVID-19 …

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Week in Brussels: Vaccines, China, CAI, Taiwan, Energy Charter Treaty

As widely anticipated, the European Union extended on Thursday its export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines produced by firms with a procurement contract from the EU until the end of June 2021. The move comes amidst controversies over who among the continental EU and the ‘Anglos’ are greater vaccine nationalists. …

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Week in Brussels : MEP UK TCA walkout threat, Vaccine uproar, CETA in Ireland & France

Drift. That’s the best way to describe the week in European Union trade policy. European Parliament threatens EU UK TCA walkout A perpetual crisis over border checks in Northern Ireland is now a possibility, with this week’s UK decision to unilaterally extend  a grace period for intra-UK border checks until …

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Week in Brussels: Potential EU-US supply chain collaboration, Korea ILO, Mexico Global Agreement

Dombrovskis sees potential in EU-US supply chain resilience collaboration President Biden this week made headlines by announcing a review of the United States’ supply chains. Strategic dependencies on – namely but not only – China and other supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic have had the US government focus …