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Week in Brussels: Belgian presidency, Switzerland, Russian sanctions, South Korea

During the final week of the Brussels working year the EU agreed to extend the current tariff truce with the United States – the US still has to confirm the extension on their side. We also had a rather big announcement that EU-Switzerland negotiations will soon pick up again, while …

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Week in Brussels: Switzerland, forced labour, EU business

With November well underway, the focus in Brussels now shifts to finalising as much as possible of the trade policy agenda before the end of the year. This week Mexico’s Ambassador to the EU said that his country was aiming to sign the upgraded agreement with the EU by January …

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Week in Brussels: GSP drama, Canada, EU-New Zealand deal, Sri Lanka, anti-coercion, Moldova, Switzerland

This week marked the final days of the Swedish presidency of the council before it hands over to Spain on 1 July. On Tuesday the European Commission and Sweden announced – to much fanfare – the council’s agreement to move forward with the signature of the EU-New Zealand trade agreement, …