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Agriculture: Eleven member states want EU Mercosur talks suspension
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Agriculture: Eleven member states want EU Mercosur talks suspension

The Council meeting on agriculture and fisheries held in Brussels on Monday (12 June 2017) lay bare a deep divide over ongoing trade policy between a group of countries made up of Southern European countries, Ireland, and Central and Eastern European countries, and the rest of the EU.   Eleven countries called on the EU to take a cautious …

LatAm & Caribbean Mercosur

In brief: Argentina wants “living” EU Mercosur agreement

Argentina’s foreign minister Susana Malcorra reiterated Argentina’s wish to see the recently re-launched EU-Mercosur free trade negotiations finalised in 2017 during a trip to Brussels on Thursday  (20 April 2017).    Mauricio Macri’s government wants to send a strong pro-market and pro-trade signal to the world. Buenos Aires will be the location of …

EU trade policy LatAm & Caribbean Mercosur

In brief: De Gucht takes job at Arcelor Mittal; Commission expected not to table beef and ethanol in tariff offer exchange with Mercosur next week

Today is a relatively quiet day on the trade front in Europe as the catholic parts of Europe are having a holiday and nothing is going on in Brussels. Two bits of news for today:   L’Echo, the Belgian French-language newspaper, reports that former EU trade commissioner, Karel de Gucht, …