EU trade politics

After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP
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After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP

After European trade commissioner Malmström’s visit to Berlin on Monday, the likelihood that the Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) finalised last September will be derailed because of German opposition to its investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses appears extremely low. So are the odds that Germany will oppose ISDS in the ongoing transatlantic trade and investment partnership …

“Realpolitik” – Karel De Gucht’s imprint on EU trade policy
EU trade politics

“Realpolitik” – Karel De Gucht’s imprint on EU trade policy

[sh_light_text ]Has the EU’s trade strategy entered an era of ‘realpolitik’? Under outgoing commissioner’s Karel De Gucht’s tenure at the helm of EU trade policy, the bloc’s commercial instruments have increasingly been used as political tools in a world of rising emerging markets and geopolitical tensions, writes Iana Dreyer.[/sh_light_text]

EU trade politics

Blog: Member states publish TTIP negotiating mandate

Today the 28 members of the council of the EU agreed to declassify the mandate they gave to the EU commission last year to negotiate TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) with the United States.   Its content offers few surprises, but the paragraphs on investor protection involving investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) reveal member states …

Comment: Malmström nomination signals desire for continuity – but continuity isn’t necessarily desirable
EU trade politics

Comment: Malmström nomination signals desire for continuity – but continuity isn’t necessarily desirable

Photo credit: European Parliament Cecilia Malmström’s nomination hearing in the European Parliament yesterday and the vote in her favour by the body’s trade committee today signal that both the European Commission and the Parliament prefer continuity over a rethink of European trade policy, opines Borderlex’s editor Iana Dreyer.