This is the last Week in Brussels column of the year 2022. The column will resume in January. The latest developments in EU trade policy brought to you by Rob Francis (mostly) and Iana Dreyer (some of it). A happy festive season to our readers!
Eastern African EPA upgrade faces money hurdle
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 …
EU considers EPA rule-of-origin harmonisation to support AfCFTA
The European Union is considering harmonising rules of origin requirements across the EU’s various trade agreements with African countries, announced the European Commission’s vice-president responsible for trade Valdis Dombrovskis at an event in Paris hosted today by the French presidency of the Council.
Week in Brussels: EU US, digital, ESA
This week the focus has been on the soon-to-be-launched EU-UK trade negotiations and the real start to British post-Brexit trade policy. Our *four articles* (!) this week here. But London is not quite the centre of the world. Here other developments this week in EU trade. Hogan flies to Washington …
Week in Brussels: Processing Solomon Islands and Tonga, Australia, Mr Coherence
It’s a short week in most of the EU with many countries on holidays on Allsaints day on 1 November. This explains why our Week in Brussels column is coming out on Thursday instead of Friday. This week we had news on the end of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties and …