The European Parliament has voted for Ursula von der Leyen to lead the next European Commission. The German nominee obtained support from a narrow majority of nine MEPs.
The international trade committee of the European Parliament will be led by experienced MEPs with a stake in continuity in current European Union trade policy. Even if the Green group is not in the management this term, the signs are that advocates of a stronger focus on labour, and in …
There will plenty of new faces in the new international trade committee in the European Parliament, whose configuration was agreed late last night in Strasbourg.
Will the EU make its trade policy greener in the coming years? If anything, the politics of green trade will become messier, reckons Iana Dreyer.
Despite the increasing trade tensions at the global level, as well as political instability across the continent, a majority within the European Parliament supported key trade agreements with Canada, Japan and Singapore. Is the European Parliament going to become more protectionist after the elections?
April could see a slowdown in decision-making in trade policy in Brussels. But this does not mean there will be less anxiety over two major files: EU-US trade relations and Brexit. In April we will also see new developments on EU-Chile and EU-Tunisia trade negotiations and on e-commerce. Continued EU-US, …
The European Parliament will vote next Thursday on a motion for a resolution on EU-US trade negotiations that will offer the political background music to a highly contentious process.
MEPs in the international trade committee voted today on a report that will help guide member states of the European Union decide whether to launch trade negotiations with the United States.
The European Parliament gave its assent to the EU Singapore free trade agreement, to a separate investment protection agreement, and to a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement today. The trade pact did less well than the EU Japan Economic Partnership Agreement voted in last December. The Singapore FTA received 425 votes …
The European Parliament’s leaders sat down today to confirm that the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement and EU-Japan Economic Partnership were going to be put to MEPs for ratification next Wednesday in Strasbourg as planned. But persistent splits in the Socialists and Democrats group still cast a shadow over ratification.