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EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road
Asia Investment

EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road

[sh_light_text ]The EU and China are discussing their planned bilateral investment treaty on the sidelines of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy this week. Both want to conclude an agreement that mutually opens markets and better protects investors’ rights. But negotiations will likely be protracted and Beijing does not appear to prioritise this deal with Brussels, Jennifer Freedman …

TTIP good or bad for the climate?
Energy & Environment

TTIP good or bad for the climate?

[sh_light_text ] The Energy Post,  the debating platform on EU energy policy, has published two opinion articles discussing whether the planned transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) is good or bad for the climate. Take a plunge into the arguments and counter-arguments put forward by two eminent analysts, Ilana Salomon from the Sierra …

CETA: Regulated professions empowered to mutually recognise qualifications
EU FTAs & bilateral ties 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, …

Column: 10 headline figures – EU-Russia economics and trade this summer
Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Column: 10 headline figures – EU-Russia economics and trade this summer

By Iana Dreyer   This has been a sad summer for Europe. The fact that holiday pleasures for those who enjoyed some were dampened by bad weather turns out to be a minor inconvenience in a season overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine, the political unravellings in the Middle East, and bad news for the economy in Eurozone’s core economies, including …