China Energy & Environment EU trade policy Trade defence

European Parliament report on metals calls for more trade protection

The European Parliament debated at length a report by French MEP Edouard Martin (S&D), a former Arcelor Mittal worker, on Developing a sustainable European industry of base metals. The text calls for support to help the industry become competitive again, including through investment in innovation and research. The overall tone …

ISDS ICS United States & TTIP

German small business group supports new Commission investment proposal, criticises clamp-down on intra EU ISDS

In a newsletter to its members, the German association of Mittelstand companies, the DIHK welcomed the EU Commission’s TTIP proposal for an investment court, hailing in particular its new provisions in favour of small and medium-sized enterprises.   “Investment protection serves precisely the protection of small and medium-sized enterprises, which …

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 …