EU trade politics

Brexit: new world for wines?
Agriculture Brexit

Brexit: new world for wines?

  The British wine industry is not happy about the effects of Brexit on their trade. But longer term, prospects for British consumers could improve.   “It’s a bit gloomy”, said Jancis Robinson, a leading British wine writer and Financial Times columnist. The British public will have to “drink less, and less …

British trade policy: how to take back control
Brexit

British trade policy: how to take back control

  Don’t rush into a deal with China, India or the United States. Make the government machinery more efficient. Formulate a proper trade policy strategy. Engage with civil society, devolved administrations, and be more transparent.   That’s the key messages to Whitehall conveyed by the Institute for Government in a report discussing how Britain’s …

Internal EU politics

In brief: MEPs from centre-left in revolt against Harnessing Globalisation

MEPs from the centre-left group S&D in the European Parliament are about to release a declaration in response to the Commission’s recently released Harnessing Globalisation report.   Whereas the Commission paper report has been welcomed in most trade circles, left and right of the political spectrum, a group of trade-sceptic MEPs …