EU FTAs & bilateral ties

EU Ukraine DCFTA : EU ready to agree to significant carve-outs
EU FTAs & bilateral ties Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Ukraine DCFTA : EU ready to agree to significant carve-outs

[sh_light_text ]The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung writes this morning that the EU is ready to accept that large swaths of the 1500-page long deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) signed this spring with Ukraine will not come into force. [/sh_light_text]   Today, officials from Ukraine, Russia and the EU are holding a meeting to reach …

EU Ukraine DCFTA vs Eurasian customs union: flexibilities on technical standards implementation in sight
Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Ukraine DCFTA vs Eurasian customs union: flexibilities on technical standards implementation in sight

[sh_light_text ]During a summit in Minsk this week German Chancellor Angela Merkel provoked an outcry when she told Russian President Vladimir Putin that she wouldn’t raise objections if Ukraine decided to join the Eurasian Union, the regional economic and political project championed by Moscow. Commentators in Europe have seen this …

CETA: Regulated professions empowered to mutually recognise qualifications
EU FTAs & bilateral ties Mobility

CETA: Regulated professions empowered to mutually recognise qualifications

[sh_light_text ]Much has been written this summer on the investor-to-state dispute settlement provisions in the Canada EU free trade deal (CETA). Whereas the media has been fixated on this specific controversy, the trade community seems to have missed out on one very interesting development for EU trade policy: for the first time, a Canadian lawyer, …