Sectors & issues

Brexit: new world for wines?
Agriculture Brexit

Brexit: new world for wines?

  The British wine industry is not happy about the effects of Brexit on their trade. But longer term, prospects for British consumers could improve.   “It’s a bit gloomy”, said Jancis Robinson, a leading British wine writer and Financial Times columnist. The British public will have to “drink less, and less …

Merkel says ready to talk with Macron on “reciprocity” in trade
Disputes & TDI Internal EU politics

Merkel says ready to talk with Macron on “reciprocity” in trade

Emmanuel Macron, France’s freshly inaugurated President, met Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today. Germans wonder whether he is making the EU more protectionist. But Merkel welcomes his insistence on demanding greater reciprocity in market openings from European trading partners.   Quizzed by the press about his plans to introduce a Buy European Act …

Tersen: France’s Macron will want ‘fairness’, sustainability in EU trade deals
Internal EU politics Social & human rights

Tersen: France’s Macron will want ‘fairness’, sustainability in EU trade deals

  Denis Tersen, a senior civil servant and trade policy veteran of France, tells Borderlex what to expect from the French approach to trade policy under its new president Emmanuel Macron. Tersen also offers suggestions to ensure trade policy gains back its legitimacy in the European public’s distrustful eye.   …