EU trade policies

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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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Vaccine exports: EU suspends export restriction exemptions for neighbours

As announced, the European Commission is tightening up its current export control regime for COVID-19 vaccines. The new rules will apply immediately for a period of six weeks. The EU introduced an export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines earlier this year amidst shortages, delays and supply bottlenecks of doses deliveries …