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Philippines eyes EU FTA negotiation resumption by year-end

Filipino trade minister Alberto Pascual expects trade talks between Manila and the EU to recommence in 2023. Pascual, who met European Commission executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis on Monday (26 June) as part of a three-week five-country visit to boost investment in the country, told a small group of journalists yesterday …

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Comment: EU ASEAN trade – how to make a strategic partnership work

The EU and ASEAN have yet to bring to life a strategic partnership overshadowed by deep-rooted trade irritants. The EU needs to thoroughly engage with its Southeast Asian partners on its new environmental legislation, recognise their own efforts in tackling climate change and speed up its FTA agenda, writes Chris …

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G7 to coordinate coercion responses while EU prepares economic security strategy

G7 leaders issued an exceptionally lengthy joint statement at a summit hosted by Japan in the city of Hiroshima that covers a range of topics from the war in Ukraine, to Taiwan, healthcare, food security and climate mitigation – to name some of the most important ones. One of the …