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Agriculture: Eleven member states want EU Mercosur talks suspension
Agriculture LatAm & Caribbean WTO & Plurilaterals

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 …

Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences
Agriculture Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences

EU ambassadors revised proposals to increase unilateral trade preferences to Ukraine today (6 June 2017), only a few days after the European Parliament voted to reduce the number of products covered by an offer made to Ukraine several months ago to complement the bilateral free trade agreement – DCFTA – that came into force …

European Parliament seeks roll-back of Ukraine trade preferences
Ukraine, Russia & CIS

European Parliament seeks roll-back of Ukraine trade preferences

The European Parliament adopted on Thursday (1 June 2017) a number of amendments watering down a Commission proposal to grant unilateral trade preferences to Ukraine. These preferences were meant to reaffirm European Union support to conflict-stricken Ukraine, and complement commitments made in their Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement – …