EU FTAs & bilateral ties

Comment: Labour mobility – EU neighbourhood policy’s new approach wrong-footed
EU FTAs & bilateral ties Mobility Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Comment: Labour mobility – EU neighbourhood policy’s new approach wrong-footed

Ahead of important EU meetings this week, namely the Riga Summit with Eastern partners and a new round of trade talks with Morocco, here a long-read on why one of the cornerstones of the EU’s neighbourhood policy overhaul – to limit migration – is flawed economically, politically, and morally.  The text explains why the EU must be much …

EU FTAs & bilateral ties Ukraine, Russia & CIS

In brief: Very limited progress in sight in trilateral trade talks over Ukraine DCFTA

Updated. This week, trilateral talks involving Ukraine, the EU and Russia over Ukraine’s implementation of the trade pillar (DCFTA) of its Association Agreement with the EU – the deal that triggered the Ukraine crisis – have shown very limited signs of progress. At the very least, they have failed to satisfy the Russian government.

Of paper and fertilisers: moving from politics to law in EU Russia trade disputes
Non classé Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Of paper and fertilisers: moving from politics to law in EU Russia trade disputes

A fourth dispute settlement panel within less than two years to rule on a case between the EU and Russia will soon be established at the World Trade Organization. Is the rising number of trade cases brought by Brussels against Moscow in Geneva the continuation of trade war by other means in a bilateral relationship …