EU trade politics

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Brexit: UK government wants to see TTIP talks finished in 2016, with Britain in EU – official

The UK referendum over its EU membership planned for June looms large in the British debate over TTIP. “The government position is to stay within the European Union, a reformed European Union”, Verity Threlfell, Assistant Director at the Transatlantic and International Unit from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, …

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Draft EP report on EU trade strategy: yes to services, digital and mobility, no to granting China Market Economy Status

A draft report on the EU’s November 2015 Trade for All Strategy developed by the Commission is currently being finalised. The report, drafted by trade committee member Tiziana Beghin (IT, EFDD), can be said to broadly endorse the Commission’s new approach, with some important divergences however.   The EU’s trade …

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In the media: Joe Stiglitz/Brexit/TTIP, US Chamber for substance over speed in TTIP, India and EU talk good regulatory practices in pharma

1998 Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has weighed into the UK ‘Brexit and trade’ debate – this time from a hard left angle. The UK’s The Independent quoted the economist as saying: “I think that the strictures imposed by TTIP would be sufficiently adverse to the functioning of government …

Trade, values and supply chains: the trade policy challenge ahead
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Trade, values and supply chains: the trade policy challenge ahead

Trade For All’, the EU’s new trade strategy, aims to better connect ‘values’ and trade. It is part of a broader movement in this direction at global level. Corinne Vadcar outlines the dynamics shaping this trend and what are the key challenges in making trade, human rights, labour rights and environmental …

Brexit

Brexit?

With the Mayor of London Boris Johnson having supported the UK’s Leave camp in the aftermath of the EU renegotiation deal clinched by Prime Minister David Cameron, the outcome of  in-out referendum now firmly scheduled for 23 June seems closer than ever. The topic tangentially impacts EU trade policy and …