The European Union and five Eastern and Southern African countries are continuing to inch towards a deepening of their Economic Partnership Agreement following the most recent negotiating round held from 19-23 September in Antananarivo, Madagascar. But key stumbling blocks remain, notably on economic and development cooperation and the EU’s new …
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The European Services Forum’s managing director Pascal Kerneis discussed EU-Singapore trade relations with Iana Dreyer’s Borderlex. So what is at stake with the coming revision of their 2019 free trade agreement and with the planned Digital Partnership Agreement?
An overview of selected developments in Brussels over trade and investment this week. By Iana Dreyer and Rob Francis.
Perhaps in the triumph of hope over experience, the EU and Indonesia have recently announced their intention to accelerate progress on their stalled free trade agreement. But political factors and deep-rooted disagreements over the EU’s sustainability and deforestation policies mean that finalising a deal will remain a tall order.
A big week in EU trade. Very Asia-focused, but not only. CETA and the Energy Charter Treaty were also in focus. By Rob Francis, Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
The European Commission and Indonesia agreed to accelerate negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement.
The director-general of the European Commission’s trade directorate Sabine Weyand said there is a “new dynamism” in Europe when it comes to ratifying CETA, the landmark trade and investment agreement between the European Union and Canada. “The geopolitical situation has changed the debate on trade policy,” said the commission’s top …
Trade policy activity is picking up in Brussels. A curation of developments brought to you by Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen pledged to put forward for ratification the EU’s trade agreements with Chile, Mexico, and New Zealand. During her annual state of the union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg today, the head of the EU executive also said that current trade negotiations …
Diversification of trade destinations and sources seems to have been on top of minds in the EU this week. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.