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EU-US lobster deal on hold until after US elections
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EU-US lobster deal on hold until after US elections

The EU-US mini trade pact known as the ‘lobster deal’ may not receive the European Parliament’s green light until after the United States elections, according to European lawmakers in the international trade committee meeting today (15 October). In a U-turn, INTA committee chair Bernd Lange (S&D) expressed doubts about endorsing …

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Post-COVID 19: Positions on trade harden in European Parliament

A vote on a low-key European Parliament report this week turned into a major battle over the direction of trade policy in a post COVID-19 world. It worked as a catalyst, revealing growing rifts reaching right into the political centre-ground on European trade politics in a turbulent time. Green goals …

EU and Ukraine set the stage for 2021 Association Agreement review
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EU and Ukraine set the stage for 2021 Association Agreement review

“We’d like to maximally use [our association agreement’s] potential and develop mutual trade relations,” Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said after the EU-Ukraine summit on Tuesday (6 October). The in-person summit in Brussels was a way to prepare for the 2021 review and potential upgrade of the EU-Ukraine association agreement, which …