Internal EU politics

Update on Mercosur, Mexico, Japan, new architecture, TSD, data, Korea
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Update on Mercosur, Mexico, Japan, new architecture, TSD, data, Korea

Today EU member states gathered around the Commission to take stock of various free trade agreement files. Here a run through what we have gathered at the foreign affairs Council and during the past week in Brussels.   EU Mercosur and EU Mexico free trade negotiations   “We are now entering …

ECJ: Geographical Indication negotiations fall under EU exclusive trade competence
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ECJ: Geographical Indication negotiations fall under EU exclusive trade competence

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled today that negotiations to upgrade the so-called Lisbon Agreement, an international treaty on the protection of geographical indications dating back to 1958, and overseen by the World Intellectual Protection Organization, are to be led under the EU’s exclusive competence as part …

Macron speech: trade discourse focuses on transparency, enforcement and reciprocity
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Macron speech: trade discourse focuses on transparency, enforcement and reciprocity

A European trade prosecutor anyone?   France’s president Emmanuel Macron gave a very long speech on Tuesday (26 September 2017). The speech carries the title Initiative pour l’Europe : Une Europe souveraine, unie, démocratique. In English that would be: Initiative for Europe: a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.   The speech …