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Mercosur FTA: EU readies for environmental annex

The centre-left Socialists and Democrats group want the European Parliament to be involved in scrutinising the additional instrument on sustainability which will be attached to the EU-Mercosur trade agreement. Speaking in a meeting of the parliament’s delegation to Brazil on Thursday (10 November), Kathleen Van Brempt, who also sits on …

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In quotation marks: Czech EU presidency emphasises FTA conclusion

The Czech permanent representative to the European Union today confirmed that her country’s trade priorities during its six-month presidency of the Council of the EU will include finalising trade agreements which are currently ongoing as well as launching new ones with other countries and “partners”.

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Week in Brussels: Germany set for CETA, CBAM controversy, Pakistan, Kazakhstan

It’s been another big week in EU trade. The European Parliament has now a position on carbon border adjustment, and climate and labour conditionality in free trade agreements is about to get much much tougher. But there are even more big news – as seen below. By Rob Francis and …