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EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road
Asia Investment

EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road

[sh_light_text ]The EU and China are discussing their planned bilateral investment treaty on the sidelines of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy this week. Both want to conclude an agreement that mutually opens markets and better protects investors’ rights. But negotiations will likely be protracted and Beijing does not appear to prioritise this deal with Brussels, Jennifer Freedman …

EU Ukraine DCFTA : EU ready to agree to significant carve-outs
Bilateral Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Ukraine DCFTA : EU ready to agree to significant carve-outs

[sh_light_text ]The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung writes this morning that the EU is ready to accept that large swaths of the 1500-page long deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) signed this spring with Ukraine will not come into force. [/sh_light_text]   Today, officials from Ukraine, Russia and the EU are holding a meeting to reach …