Author: Iana Dreyer

EU investors shunned US in 2016
Investment

EU investors shunned US in 2016

Fresh Eurostat data reveal EU investors, normally the US’ biggest foreign direct investors, shunned the United States in election year 2016. Negative investor sentiment was mutual across the Atlantic, it seems.   The context is a sharp drop in outward EU foreign direct investment overall to € 186 bn (£ 166 bn) …

Procurement reciprocity: Caspary report calls for return to full market access suspension
Regulations

Procurement reciprocity: Caspary report calls for return to full market access suspension

The European Parliament has started working on the EU’s revised so-called ‘IPI’ regulation. Rapporteur Daniel Caspary (EPP, Germany) is not entirely happy with the proposed changes to the EU’s International Procurement Instrument legislation.   The EU is working on a revision of a regulatory proposal initiated in 2012 under then trade commissioner …

Retailers blast Parliament position on new EU trade defence method
Disputes & TDI Internal EU politics

Retailers blast Parliament position on new EU trade defence method

The Foreign Trade Association, the EU’s main retailing and light industry organisation, released a new position paper on EU plans to adapt its trade defence methodology as it moves to do away with ‘non market economy’ status for countries like China. The organisation calls on the European Parliament to review its demands.   The move came …