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

Update on Mercosur, Mexico, Japan, new architecture, TSD, data, Korea
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Update on Mercosur, Mexico, Japan, new architecture, TSD, data, Korea

Today EU member states gathered around the Commission to take stock of various free trade agreement files. Here a run through what we have gathered at the foreign affairs Council and during the past week in Brussels.   EU Mercosur and EU Mexico free trade negotiations   “We are now entering …

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Blog: State of play ongoing trade files

Trade ministers gathering informally in Brussels on Friday (13 October 2017) discussed the announcements by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in his September State of the Union speech: new free trade agreements, the separation of negotiating tracks for EU-only trade agreements and ‘mixed’ investment agreements, the publication of member state trade …

Macron speech: trade discourse focuses on transparency, enforcement and reciprocity
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Macron speech: trade discourse focuses on transparency, enforcement and reciprocity

A European trade prosecutor anyone?   France’s president Emmanuel Macron gave a very long speech on Tuesday (26 September 2017). The speech carries the title Initiative pour l’Europe : Une Europe souveraine, unie, démocratique. In English that would be: Initiative for Europe: a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.   The speech …