Sectors & issues

Exclusive interview: MEP Viviane Reding on TiSA
Services

Exclusive interview: MEP Viviane Reding on TiSA

This week, the thirteenth round of ‘trade in services agreement’ talks in Geneva will focus on taking stock of three years of negotiations to open up services trade among 25 World Trade Organization members. In an exclusive interview with Iana Dreyer, MEP Viviane Reding shares an EU parliamentarian’s view on …

Investment

Blog: International investment arbitration – Intra-EU, Energy Charter cases, investors rebutted three quarters of time

The EU Parliament has descended into acrimony over investment arbitration by postponing a vote and a debate on TTIP yesterday. While we leave the politicians to their squabbles, let’s have a fresh look at the reality of investment arbitration cases. Recent data provided by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, …

‘Environmental goods’ trade talks: EU settles for limited ambition for December deadline
Energy & Environment WTO & Plurilaterals

‘Environmental goods’ trade talks: EU settles for limited ambition for December deadline

EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström outlined the EU’s current approach to the ‘environmental goods agreement’ under negotiation among seventeen World Trade Organization members.  Realism in what can be achieved by an initial December deadline for concluding talks has set in, as Brussels aims for a two-step approach and a “living agreement” that can be updated over …