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EPP chief Manfred Weber calls on Netherlands Presidency to make progress on TTIP, trade

After the Netherland’s Prime Minister presented his priorities for his country’s EU presidency in the coming six months in today’s Plenary meeting the centre-right EPP group’s chief Manfred Weber called on Mark Rutte to prioritise the transatlantic TTIP and TiSA negotiations. “We need this agreement”, referring to TTIP.   The …

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European Parliament report on metals calls for more trade protection

The European Parliament debated at length a report by French MEP Edouard Martin (S&D), a former Arcelor Mittal worker, on Developing a sustainable European industry of base metals. The text calls for support to help the industry become competitive again, including through investment in innovation and research. The overall tone …