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Germany’s centre-left party chief and economics minister Sigmar Gabriel sees party support dented over TTIP, CETA

The annual three-day party convention of the SPD, Chancellor Merkel’s junior coalition partner in government, turned out to be bruising for Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s current Vice Chancellor and economics minister.   Part of the left-wing fraction of the party criticised Gabriel for supporting TTIP and CETA, and for toeing the …

United States & TTIP WTO & Plurilaterals

USTR Froman is in Brussels to take stock of TTIP negotiations, talk WTO issues

The US top trade diplomat Michael Froman is in Europe and spending time in Brussels to take stock of the difficult transatlantic trade negotiations. His counterpart Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said WTO issues and the coming Nairobi Ministerial next week are also on the agenda of their meeting as both sides …

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CJUE annuls commercial deal with Morocco because of it covers Western Saharan products

A Court of Justice of the EU ruling annulled a 2012 agreement between the EU and Morocco offering the latter preferential market access to the EU in agricultural goods and fisheries products on the grounds that it included the Western Saharan territory Morocco has claims on. Morocco’s claims are not …

EU must use New Zealand as a testing ground for new model of FTA, says trade minister
EU FTAs & bilateral ties

EU must use New Zealand as a testing ground for new model of FTA, says trade minister

Exclusive interview with Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-chief of Euractiv, our content partner.   Tim Groser,  New Zealand’s Minister of Trade and Minister of Climate Change Issues, explains that EU and New Zealand can accelerate negotiations for an FTA if they move beyond the historical sensitivities, which are far from real, and try …