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German presidency and trade: strong emphasis on sovereignty issues and bilateral trade agenda
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German presidency and trade: strong emphasis on sovereignty issues and bilateral trade agenda

The German government officially released its fifteen-page work programme for the coming six months as it prepares to take over the rotating European Union presidency. To say the least Germany’s presidency comes at a very critical time for the EU. Berlin’s text largely aligns with the EU’s general direction of …

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INTA committee: pharma IP, enforcement regulation, steel, chief enforcement officer

Today the international trade committee met for a somewhat longer session than the one held at the end of April at the height of Europe’s lockdown. Here some highlights of what’s been said. Pharma intellectual property The pharmaceutical intellectual property space is one to watch very closely post COVID-19. It …

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MEPs stand firm behind Commission over FTA negotiations with UK

The European Parliament is standing full-square behind the Commission in its approach to the post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK – and will need some convincing to accept any significant concessions to British demands as the talks rapidly intensify over the coming months. This was the message from Brussels at …