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Week in Brussels: Singapore services, Indonesia, trade opinion and the European urban middle class
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Week in Brussels: Singapore services, Indonesia, trade opinion and the European urban middle class

All good things happen on a Friday afternoon when everyone wants to head off into the week-end: the EU just released its offer to the United States towards the conformity assessment agreement they are currently negotiating. If you were wondering what to read over the week-end, here it is! High …

Week in Brussels: Solomon Islands – How a trade file run by a far right MEP is starting to play out
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Week in Brussels: Solomon Islands – How a trade file run by a far right MEP is starting to play out

The Pacific Islands Economic Partnership Agreement is now in the hands of French MEP André Rougé, a member of France’s far right Rassemblement National and the European Parliament’s Identity and Democracy group that includes far right parties from eight other European countries. A file that would have sailed quietly through …

Hearing of Phil HOGAN, Commissioner-designate, Trade
- Opening speech
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Hogan hearing: geostrategic pitch meets sustinability and farming questions

The questions Phil Hogan was least comfortable with were those around digital trade and European plans to establish a multilateral investment court. The more than two hour hearing with MEPs from the international trade committe was uneventful and dry – addressing at times the minutiae of ‘rules of origin’ in …

Ursula Von Der Leyen said that the EU's challenges included 'globalisation, digitalisation and climate change'.
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Week in Brussels: Ideas market bids for Commission attention

The ritual early September rentrée week in Brussels was all about who will get which jobs in the incoming European Commission. There is a sense that the European Union is at a historically critical juncture. Preoccupations centre on transatlantic relations, China, US-China, Brexit and populism. This is set to have …

EU capitals and parliament eye Mercosur, China, Vietnam, US and Brexit as trade priorities
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EU capitals and parliament eye Mercosur, China, Vietnam, US and Brexit as trade priorities

The incoming European Commission plans to put the fight against climate change front and centre in its next five-year tenure. But signs are the EU’s executive arm will be squeezed in between capitals – many of which might want to go slow on controversial files such as a carbon border …