Author: Iana Dreyer

A week in Brussels
A week in Brussels Brexit Digital EU trade politics Mercosur Mexico Regulations Social & human rights South Asia & ASEAN Ukraine, Russia & CIS WTO & Plurilaterals

A week in Brussels

Welcome to a new weekly column ‘A week in Brussels’ with the highlights of the trade week in Brussels. I hope you enjoy it!   The trade week in Brussels ends with an understated Eastern Partnership summit. It brings together of a group of disparate countries traumatised by the Ukraine crisis …

Data flows: circle closing in on EU Commission and Paris after INTA vote
Digital EU trade politics Internal EU politics

Data flows: circle closing in on EU Commission and Paris after INTA vote

The European Parliament’s trade committee endorsed a report initiated by Marietje Schaake calling for an EU digital trade strategy and for expediting policies to secure free flows of data across borders.   The Schaake report makes recommendations to policymakers on e-commerce, net neutrality and online consumer protection, among others. The …

Mercosur talks enter choppy waters ahead of final exchange of offers
Agriculture FTAs & Bilateral ties LatAm & Caribbean Mercosur

Mercosur talks enter choppy waters ahead of final exchange of offers

“Both sides are doing their homework at the moment,” a Mercosur official told Borderlex. The European Union and the South American bloc are preparing a final exchange of politically highly sensitive market-access offers in free trade negotiations that the European Commission wants to declare concluded by year-end.   Confidence that …