Mobility

Digital Mobility TTIP

TTIP: ICT and transport infrastructure providers lobby against ‘IEEE-fication’ of intellectual property

EU ICT and transport infrastructure providers have launched a new pressure group ‘IP Europe’ that aims to fight against US American court and legislative trends that deny companies intellectual property injunctions on the ground that these are ‘standard essential patents’ with a ‘fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory’ licensing commitment. The matter …

Mobility Turkey & Med

EU Tunisia DCFTA draft resolution calls for asymmetry and more mobility for Tunisians

The European Parliament’s trade committee will debate the recently launched EU Tunisia deep and comprehensive free trade area on 19 November 2015. Marielle de Sarnez, the French MEP (ALDE), rapporteur in charge of drafting a resolution on the agreement told Borderlex today that in the current context of heightened terrorism …

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

CETA: Regulated professions empowered to mutually recognise qualifications
Bilateral Mobility

CETA: Regulated professions empowered to mutually recognise qualifications

[sh_light_text ]Much has been written this summer on the investor-to-state dispute settlement provisions in the Canada EU free trade deal (CETA). Whereas the media has been fixated on this specific controversy, the trade community seems to have missed out on one very interesting development for EU trade policy: for the first time, a Canadian lawyer, …

Mobility Services

News update: Take-aways from last week’s TiSA talks

By Iana Dreyer and Jennifer Freedman   Governments involved in negotiations to liberalise trade in services (TiSA)  reported significant progress during the seventh round of negotiations in Geneva last week. But the actual extent of substantial market liberalisation the countries eventually agree still remains uncertain.   Though technical and commercially-focused, …