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A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach
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A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach

It’s been a packed week for trade in Brussels as everyone prepares to break for Christmas.   The trade talks with Mexico did not conclude successfully, and the European Commission is still wrangling over data flows in free trade agreements. The commission came up with a tough transition offer for …

A week in Brussels
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A week in Brussels

Welcome to a new weekly column ‘A week in Brussels’ with the highlights of the trade week in Brussels. I hope you enjoy it!   The trade week in Brussels ends with an understated Eastern Partnership summit. It brings together of a group of disparate countries traumatised by the Ukraine crisis …

Week ahead in EU trade – Mercosur, Council, Moldova, digital, Trump factor
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Week ahead in EU trade – Mercosur, Council, Moldova, digital, Trump factor

If last week was quiet in Brussels on trade, this week will be overloaded with trade policy meetings.   A new round of EU Mercosur free trade negotiations is taking place in Brasilia this week.   Mercosur will also be central to the agriculture and fisheries Council meeting held today …

Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences
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Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences

EU ambassadors revised proposals to increase unilateral trade preferences to Ukraine today (6 June 2017), only a few days after the European Parliament voted to reduce the number of products covered by an offer made to Ukraine several months ago to complement the bilateral free trade agreement – DCFTA – that came into force …