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Fjellner: Why is strong language on data transfers lacking in European FTAs?
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Fjellner: Why is strong language on data transfers lacking in European FTAs?

  MEP Christofer Fjellner outlines his concerns with the language in the European Commission’s proposal last week on data flow provisions in free trade agreements.   It is impossible to underestimate the importance of data transfers in the global economy and for the functioning of international trade. Still, digital protectionist …

Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon
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Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon

  Britain is heading straight into the ‘cliff edge’ scenario. It’s time for both Britain and the EU to significantly change tack before it’s too late and Armageddon sets in, argues Iana Dreyer.   Both the United Kingdom and the European Union are aiming for a “smooth” and “orderly” withdrawal …

COMMENT – Trade defence: waiving lesser duty rule won’t buy more protection
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COMMENT – Trade defence: waiving lesser duty rule won’t buy more protection

The European Parliament and the member states are about to launch trilogue negotiations on the modernisation of trade defence instruments, a package of reform measures launched almost four years ago. Christofer Fjellner asks whether one of the reforms’ central planks, lifting a so-called lesser duty rule, will really offer more …