Internal EU politics

'Week Ahead' and trade agenda Internal EU politics Latest news

Autumn 2023: Economic security, climate policy to dominate EU trade agenda

As autumn lurks around the corner in Europe, the EU will be aiming to finalise major remaining legislative files before the institutions break for European elections during the spring 2024. Economic security and finalising an ambitious von der Leyen commission ‘sustainable’ trade agenda will be at the top of Brussels’ …

European Parliament Latest news Social & human rights Supply chain due diligence & forced labour

Corporate sustainability due diligence: MEPs make it harder to sue directors

The European Parliament voted on the high-profile Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence directive. The voting contest involved extra last-minute centre-right amendments in plenary. The single one adopted in the end could, if it survives inter-institutional negotiations, make it harder to sue company directors.

Free comment Industrial policy and raw materials Internal EU politics Latest news United States

Opinion: Stop obsessing about Washington, make better climate, China policies

The European Commission obtained very little from Washington in terms of concessions on the Inflation Reduction Act this week. There is in fact, little the EU can do to see the United States change course. In many ways the whole diplomatic episode around US clean tech subsidies that began in …

A week in Brussels Chile Export controls dual use India Internal EU politics Latest news Singapore

Week in Brussels: Swedish EU presidency, India FTA, Singapore digital deal, Chile FTA text, Russia sanctions

Below, a few key developments in EU trade this week as we await the outcome of a jumbo-trilogue on the EU’s climate package that will decide on the final shape of the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.