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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 …

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IPI: MEPs concede in clause that would have diminished foreign influence in capitals

In a few weeks or months the European Union will have a new regulation in place that aims at fostering ‘reciprocity’ in public procurement markets. French minister for trade Franck Riester, who led trilogue talks on behalf of the French presidency of the Council, announced triumphantly that, with the political …