Disputes & TDI

Disputes & TDI

Trilogues : Modernisation of trade defence instruments runs into sand

Five months after inter-institutional negotiations started on a European Commission proposal to modernise the European Union’s trade defence instruments, so-called ‘trilogue” discussions are now stalled.   One of the hottest items on the soon-ending Maltese EU presidency’s trade plate was to deliver an agreement on a 2013 regulatory proposal to modernise the EU’s …

Disputes & TDI

TDI: Industry MEPs say no to including social measures in new methodology

A draft opinion submitted by MEP Paloma López Bermejo (GUE/NGL, Spain) on the Commission proposal ‘Protection against dumped and subsidised imports from countries not members of the EU’ – proposing a new antidumping methodology – was dismissed on Tuesday (30 May 2017).   Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, …

Merkel says ready to talk with Macron on “reciprocity” in trade
Disputes & TDI Internal EU politics

Merkel says ready to talk with Macron on “reciprocity” in trade

Emmanuel Macron, France’s freshly inaugurated President, met Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today. Germans wonder whether he is making the EU more protectionist. But Merkel welcomes his insistence on demanding greater reciprocity in market openings from European trading partners.   Quizzed by the press about his plans to introduce a Buy European Act …