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Advocate General ICS opinion – or how to boost EU multilateral court ambitions

The long-awaited legal ‘opinion’ of Advocate General Yves Bot of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the compatibility with EU law of the investment court system included in bloc’s trade deal with Canada gives it a clean slate. The ICS serves as the blueprint for the EU’s …

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(What) a Week in Brussels: Trump, Airbus, CETA, no-deal Brexit

It’s as if everything absolutely had to happen before everyone goes on holiday: inking a deal with Japan, holding a summit with China that actually delivers on a joint statement, launching a WTO reform initiative, introducing steel safeguards, slapping dumping duties on electric bikes and making progress on Mercosur negotiations. …