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EU member states chide Swiss trade and free movement barriers

  Two years after it launched a review of its relationships with Switzerland, the Council has released its conclusions on the state of the EU’s deep an ...| Click here to read more

In brief: EU intends to launch ICS talks with Singapore

  The EU aims to reopen negotiations with Singapore on their bilateral free trade agreement in the coming two months. The Commission wants to introduce ...| Click here to read more

EU Turkey customs union: trade committee in quest to square trade-human rights cir...

The European Parliament is preparing to back the launch of customs union upgrade talks with Turkey but is engaging in a careful balancing act on human right ...| Click here to read more

WTO appellate report strengthens EU case in pork ban dispute with Russia

  Russia is probably regretting having appealed the first WTO dispute panel finding against one of its most politically charged trade tussle with the E ...| Click here to read more

French constitutional court seized on CETA – to rule within one month

  More than one hundred French MPs called on the constitutional court on Wednesday (22 February 2017) in Paris to rule on the compatibility of the EU C ...| Click here to read more

Think tank corner: Trump and trade – a call for Europe to mature

  The United States’ rising protectionism and turn away from multilateralism require the European Union to “mature”. The bloc must make efforts to save ...| Click here to read more

In brief: Russia appeals WTO ruling on commercial vehicle duties

  Russia has appealed against a January 2017 WTO dispute settlement ruling indicting it for not following the rulebook in applying trade defence duties ...| Click here to read more

Feature: Britain’s awkward embrace of CETA

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Japan-EU Bonn meet yields no breakthrough in FTA talks

  EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida held a meeting in Bonn, Germany, today, taking stock of ongoing fr ...| Click here to read more

CETA vote divides Dutch, Polish, Belgian mainstream MEPs

  Data on the European Parliament’s vote consenting to the Comprehensive Economic and Partnership Agreement with Canada released today reveal emerging ...| Click here to read more

Trans-Atlantic Business council calls for revival of TTIP after MEP CETA green lig...

It’s almost impossible to see a negative opinion across Europe’s business community on the European Parliament’s vote in favour of CETA on Wednesday (15 Feb ...| Click here to read more

CETA vote in European Parliament paves way for provisional entry into force

  The European Parliament’s consent to the trade pact with Canada means CETA can come into force provisionally in the spring 2017. Yet a lengthy ...| Click here to read more

Last-ditch civil society push ahead of crucial CETA vote in Strasbourg

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Armenia and Moldova in EU pact realignments

This article was written in collaboration with Carmen Valache from our editorial partner, the Wider Europe specialist BNE Intellinews   After calling ...| Click here to read more

Insight: Of Polish investors suing the government – CETA debate in Canada’s parlia...

The Canadian House of Commons has voted by a large majority in favour of ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement (CETA) with the EU. Bill C ...| Click here to read more

Interview: Lessons from TTIP – Regulatory trade talks should be an open process

The failure of the controversial transatlantic TTIP negotiations in late 2016 is a good opportunity to reflect on what went wrong and can be done with trade ...| Click here to read more

EU Eastern partners in back-and-forth between Brussels and Moscow

  On Tuesday (7 February 2017) EU leaders in Brussels took steps to boost the European Union’s support to the economic development of Azerbaijan and Be ...| Click here to read more

Hard campaigning around CETA in EU Parliament as ratification date nears

There is clearly a sense of panic in the EU Parliament over the fate of the controversial EU Canada trade agreement CETA. MEPs are expected to ratify the pa ...| Click here to read more

EU in drive to patch up relations with Morocco in wake of Western Sahara trade row

  Although last December the Court of Justice of the EU overturned an earlier ruling that invalidated the suspension of a 2012 bilateral agreement betw ...| Click here to read more

Indonesia FTA papers: Intellectual property and raw materials among top EU priorit...

  The EU Commission has released nine revealing negotiating texts it tabled to Indonesian trade authorities during the second round of free trade talks ...| Click here to read more