It’s been quite a journey within the European Commission. Today’s final version of the EU’s long-awaited Data Governance Act organises the EU’s ‘data economy’, setting rules on how personal and other sensitive data are shared and handled across the single market. The aim is both to stimulate data sharing and …
A series of papers published by the think tank Europe Jacques Delors puts forward proposals that aim to strengthen environmental protection within an open international trading system. Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer exchanged views with one of the papers’ co-authors Geneviève Pons.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, alongside the CPTPP, is a powerful counterexample to ongoing global decline in rules-based trade. If these agreements deliver what they promise, its members, including China, will gain more economic and political influence across the world, writes Nikos Lavranos.
The European Union brought its first dispute under a bilateral free trade agreement against Korea. The EU alleges that Korea’s failure to ratify several International Labour Organisation core conventions, in particular Convention 87 on freedom of association of workers, is a breach of its terms under their 2010 trade pact. …
UC Berkeley economist Joseph Shapiro is of the view that trade policy is “sending the wrong price signal” by bolstering trade in dirty goods in comparison to cleaner products, especially in Europe. Speaking to Borderlex’s Sarah Anne Aarup, Shapiro said that rather than raising trade barriers on dirty goods, focusing …
The European Union is considering launching unilaterally investigations into breaches of environment and labour or ‘sustainable development ‘ commitments – of its trading partners.
After a week dominated by EU-US trade news, here some other developments in trade policy in Brussels. By Sarah Anne Aarup and Iana Dreyer.
State of play in and analysis of a renegotiation of a Eurasian energy trade and investment treaty – a process where not everything is always at it seems. By Sarah Anne Aarup and Iana Dreyer.
The three European Union institutions finalised negotiations to expand the scope of its dual-use export control regime to cybersurveillance technology with the aim of protecting human rights.
This week’s Week in Brussels column focuses on EU trade defence.