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Blog: Section 232 – EU talking tough, US aluminium pushback

The United States is about to release its ‘Section 232’ report determining whether it considers that steel and aluminium imports damage US national security. The spectre of retaliation looms: while the EU has stepped up its rhetoric, Congress is getting worried too.   The EU’s trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström is not renowned for …


Spanish socialists in CETA U-turn

PSOE chief Pedro Sanchez announced his party would not ‘support CETA’, marking a notable u-turn.   Spanish socialists, the main opposition party, have so far proven to be in favour of ratifying the EU Canada trade agreement, but internal divisions over the stance have come to the open. The party …