Author: Hermine Donceel

Bilateral Brexit EU trade politics

Juncker sees new FTAs as priority in rentrée Ambassador speech

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave EU ambassadors today (29 August) an upbeat view of the state of the EU economy. New trade agreements are among the Commission’s top priorities for international action in the coming months, Juncker told External Action Service envoys at their annual gathering in Brussels.   “I …

In brief: Member states agree to make Japan FTA negotiation mandate public
Internal EU politics

In brief: Member states agree to make Japan FTA negotiation mandate public

At a trade policy meeting this morning (14 July 2017) member states diplomats unanimously agreed to declassify negotiating directives in trade negotiations with Japan, sources told Borderlex.   The European Parliament, backed by national parliaments, civil society organisations, and the EU Ombudsman have repeatedly called on the EU to release its trade negotiation …