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Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics
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Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics

  If the Court of Justice rules on the lines offered by the European Court of Justice’s Advocate-General’s opinion released on 21 December 2016, the EU will not be able to sign modern trade agreements that include namely social and environmental standards, writes Christofer Fjellner.   Last October’s debacle during which Wallonia …

Comment: Selling the proposal for a multilateral investment court to the world
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Comment: Selling the proposal for a multilateral investment court to the world

The European Commission’s Directorate for Trade is making true on its pledge to work towards establishing an international investment court to overcome investment arbitration to settle international investor-state disputes. After a meeting in Geneva aimed at discussing EU plans held mid December, DG Trade stated “there is an appetite for reforming the current …

Comment: New EU antidumping rules should be WTO-compatible
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Comment: New EU antidumping rules should be WTO-compatible

New EU trade defence rules to adapt to the change in China’s non market economy status should be WTO compatible, MEP Christofer Fjellner warns.   Free and ruled-based trade has served Europe well for a long time. After all, the success of the European Union and its single market rests …