EU trade politics

COMMENT – After TPP: don’t expect a US ‘pivot’ to TTIP so soon
EU trade politics

COMMENT – After TPP: don’t expect a US ‘pivot’ to TTIP so soon

European hopes that the conclusion of the Transpacific Partnership might lead Washington to dedicate more attention to TTIP will soon be dashed. If Europeans want the United States to give priority to TTIP, Brussels and the member states will need to overcome their self-referential politics on the transatlantic deal and make themselves more attractive as partners. Iana …

EU trade politics

INTA Committee Agenda

The Parliament’s trade committee is meeting on  21 & 22 September. Highlights:   Presentation by DG Trade’s Mauro Petriccione of the Commission’s new investment court proposal Trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – adoption of …

Agriculture EU trade politics

Parliament backs plans to extend GIs to non agricultural products

EU Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs approves of the EU’s initiative to extend the coverage of geographical indications to non agricultural goods. The report tabled by the rapporteur of this file Virginie Rozière (S&D) writes: “proper Europe-wide protection of the geographical indications used to designate non-agricultural products could help to …