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EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund: France gets most help, Britain never asked for any
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EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund: France gets most help, Britain never asked for any

The European Commission released a report on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, a pot of public money set up ten years ago to help workers in distressed sectors retrain and find new jobs. The press announcement states proudly that this report proves the fund’s “effectiveness”.   In 2015 and 2016, …

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Blog: State of play ongoing trade files

Trade ministers gathering informally in Brussels on Friday (13 October 2017) discussed the announcements by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in his September State of the Union speech: new free trade agreements, the separation of negotiating tracks for EU-only trade agreements and ‘mixed’ investment agreements, the publication of member state trade …

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 …