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Food names: Generous transition periods paved way for EU-Mercosur GI deal
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Food names: Generous transition periods paved way for EU-Mercosur GI deal

Liberal use of transition clauses has been key to enabling a trade and food-and-drink name deal between EU and Mercosur. This is what our analysis of the final list of protected Geographical Indications reveals. The agreement also breaks new ground by offering protection for South American non-agricultural crafts. The GI text  was …

Ursula Von Der Leyen said that the EU's challenges included 'globalisation, digitalisation and climate change'.
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Week in Brussels: Ideas market bids for Commission attention

The ritual early September rentrée week in Brussels was all about who will get which jobs in the incoming European Commission. There is a sense that the European Union is at a historically critical juncture. Preoccupations centre on transatlantic relations, China, US-China, Brexit and populism. This is set to have …