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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 …

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 …