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Insight: How the EU intends to fast-track its multilateral investment court plans
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Insight: How the EU intends to fast-track its multilateral investment court plans

The EU Commission is preparing the ground for negotiations towards a multilateral investment court – MIC. Member states will be working on a negotiating mandate in the coming weeks and months. Nikos Lavranos explains that the Commission hopes to fast-track the process by taking the so-called ‘Mauritius approach’.    On …

Caspary reports on Australia, New Zealand FTAs: do separate investment deals
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Caspary reports on Australia, New Zealand FTAs: do separate investment deals

The European Parliament’s draft recommendations for the coming Australia and New Zealand free trade negotiations contain for the first time concrete recommendations on how to structure the EU’s commercial agreements after the European Court of Justice ruling on the Singapore FTA in May 2017 which said investor state disputes are …

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India: EU “awaiting reply” on trade dialogue after BIT upset

The EU has not been successful in convincing India to relaunch long-stalled bilateral free trade negotiations. Nor has it been able to stop New Delhi from cancelling its bilateral investment treaties with individual EU member states. So far, there seems no way out of the impasse, a letter written by trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström …