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Week in Brussels: Cyber, Ireland, Paris Agreement, Netherlands, cocoa

If you think a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns is nigh, think twice: trade policy activity has never been so busy since European Union countries shut down or went into slow motion last March to await the passing of the pandemic at home. Online or offline: a lot is happening! …

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Redonnet spells out EU Commission’s new trade enforcement agenda

The European Commission’s first-ever Chief Trade Enforcement Officer Denis Redonnet appeared in his brand new role today, 24 September, in front of the European Parliament’s international trade committee to explain how he envisions his new role. Redonnet, a Frenchman who previously oversaw World Trade Organization and wider strategy issues at …

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Steel, WTO leader selection, Mercosur at trade minister’s table

Protecting the steel industry, what to do with the EU Mercosur trade pact and finding common ground in the WTO director-general selection process were among the main topics discussed by trade ministers in Berlin today at an informal meeting hosted by the German presidency of the Council.