EU FTAs & bilateral ties

Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Russia/Ukraine: Jean-Claude Juncker offers Putin cooperation with EEU if Minsk implemented as Russia announces full food embargo on Ukraine on 1 January 2016

This week EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker wrote a letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin offering him cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union under the condition that the February 2015 ceasefire agreement be simultaneously implemented. Moscow has announced that it was planning to enforce a full embargo on exports of …

United States & TTIP

Think tank corner

TTIP and investment: an appellate mechanism as compromise between EU and US?   The EU’s new template investment protection system released in September 2015 after an acrimonious debate over international investment arbitration will not likely gain much traction. The proposal was tabled to the US as part of TTIP and …

Mobility Turkey & Med

EU Tunisia DCFTA draft resolution calls for asymmetry and more mobility for Tunisians

The European Parliament’s trade committee will debate the recently launched EU Tunisia deep and comprehensive free trade area on 19 November 2015. Marielle de Sarnez, the French MEP (ALDE), rapporteur in charge of drafting a resolution on the agreement told Borderlex today that in the current context of heightened terrorism …