Internal EU politics

Internal EU politics

In brief: MEPs from centre-left in revolt against Harnessing Globalisation

MEPs from the centre-left group S&D in the European Parliament are about to release a declaration in response to the Commission’s recently released Harnessing Globalisation report.   Whereas the Commission paper report has been welcomed in most trade circles, left and right of the political spectrum, a group of trade-sceptic MEPs …

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 …