Internal EU politics

Digital Internal EU politics

In brief: Commission not expected to move on data flows in TiSA before end October

Sources close to the matter told Borderlex the Cabinet of Commission president Juncker is withholding tabling a text on data localisation to member states in view of advancing talks on the matter in trade agreements, and in particular the Trade in Services Agreement, in fear this could jeopardise the imminent adoption of …

Internal EU politics Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Netherlands and Ukraine Association Agreement – What to expect next?

Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the Dutch parliament’s lower house that he didn’t think it very likely that the Netherlands would ratify the EU Ukraine Association agreement. So, is this the end of the deal? Not quite yet: negotiations with the EU and Ukraine have only recently begun. Should the Dutch follow through …

Internal EU politics United States & TTIP

French business says stopping TTIP talks would be “an act of extreme gravity”

Twelve French business federations have called for continuation of TTIP negotiations ahead of a crucial trade ministers meeting held in Bratislava, Slovakia, today.  The move comes in reaction to declarations by French secretary of state in charge of trade, Matthias Fekl, that he would request a halt to the negotiations, and for a …

CETA: Business accuses Commission of not protecting treaties ahead of rocky member state endorsement process
CETA Internal EU politics

CETA: Business accuses Commission of not protecting treaties ahead of rocky member state endorsement process

  On Thursday and Friday (22 & 23 September), EU trade ministers are set to decide whether to endorse CETA, and on the next steps for its ratification. Business is highly nervous about the prospects the Canadian trade deal awaiting signature and ratification. It is also highly dissatisfied about the Commission’s decision to declare it …