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Reminder: Key take-aways of Council (Trade) on 27 November

The Council’s foreign affairs trade branch met for an intense meeting on trade issues. Key take-aways:   TTIP/Transparency: Member state parliamentarians will now receive access to consolidated TTIP texts (i.e. with US views) in EU capitals. This has been a key demand of the German Bundestag. “There will be reading …

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European Parliament report on metals calls for more trade protection

The European Parliament debated at length a report by French MEP Edouard Martin (S&D), a former Arcelor Mittal worker, on Developing a sustainable European industry of base metals. The text calls for support to help the industry become competitive again, including through investment in innovation and research. The overall tone …

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The trade agenda in EU: last weeks before end 2015

China   On top of EU decision-makers’ minds is China. The EU will need to decide mid December whether to extend the two-year old price arrangement over imports of solar panels and how to handle imports of Chinese steel as the sector clamours for protection amidst a steep price fall. …

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EU trade politics

Germany favours China market economy status   Berlin is favourable to granting China market economy status – under certain conditions. The issue of granting China market economy status by late next year ahead of a WTO deadline is a burning and divisive on one in Europe as member states remain …