Social & human rights

FTAs: European Parliament trade committee chief tables sanctionable labour provisions
Social & human rights

FTAs: European Parliament trade committee chief tables sanctionable labour provisions

Bernd Lange, the social-democratic German MEP who chairs the trade committee of the European Parliament, has tabled concrete legal proposals for the inclusion of sanctions mechanisms for breaches to labour rules in EU free trade agreements. The Commission is still hesitant.   The proposals were drawn up with the help of the German …

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.   …

Regulations Social & human rights

Dual use: Parliament draft report expands scope of Commission plans

The first draft of the European Parliament’s report on the EU’s current plans to overhaul its 2009 dual use export regulation goes further than the Commission’s initial proposals. The new dual use export control policy of the EU will expand export licensing requirements for certain technologies to situations where exports could …