Internal EU politics

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 …

EU trade politics Internal EU politics

Commission seeks to flex muscles on investment, TDI, tax, procurement

The European Commission’s follow-up report on its March 2017 White Paper on the Future of Europe union recommends clamping down on tax evasion, strengthening trade defence, and promoting greater reciprocity in public procurement as a means to equalise the rules of the open global market place going forward. It also mulls investment …

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.   …