EU trade politics

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.  

EU trade politics

Blog: EP trade committee member votes on EU Ukraine Association Agreement

This week, the European parliament’s new team voted on the first free trade agreement submitted to it in the 2014-2019 legislature: the DCFTA that is part and parcel of the EU’s Association Agreement with Ukraine. The treaty with Kyiv was ratified solemnly at the same time as Ukraine’s own parliament on 16 September.   The new European …

EU trade politics

INTA Committee Chief sets ‘red lines’ for TTIP – ahead of EP rentrée

As the European parliament (EP) goes back to work after its summer recess, Bernd Lange, the head of the EP’s international trade committee, made explicit his ‘red lines’ for the ongoing transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiations. He added that he would settle for a much less ambitious trade deal than the one currently …