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A week in Brussels: Mexico progress, data flows, e-bikes, investment screening
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A week in Brussels: Mexico progress, data flows, e-bikes, investment screening

It was another packed week in trade, with the trans-Atlantic relationship on top of everyone’s mind. We’ve covered some of it here, as well as developments in the run-up to the launch of EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand free trade talks. There’s been a lot of movement between the EU and …

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Week in Brussels – Japan first, Mercosur politics, investment screening

In Brussels, there is a lot of movement behind the scenes to try and finalise trade agreements with Mexico, Mercosur and Japan. Investment screening is climbing the policy priority list.   The EU lost a case in the World Trade Organization against Indonesia over dumping duties it applies against palm …

Bulgarian EU presidency priorities include investment screening and WTO revival
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Bulgarian EU presidency priorities include investment screening and WTO revival

Trade policy isn’t the most prominent priority of Bulgaria, the Balkan country in charge of presiding the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council. Sofia has put the onus on youth, security, digital and connectivity in the Western Balkans. Trade elicits only a few very general paragraphs in Sofia’s 16-page …

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This week in EU trade: Mexico, digital, investment screening

It’s a packed trade week we are looking to.   Angela Merkel was reelected Chancellor of Germany on Sunday. Her party’s previous coalition partner, the centre-left SPD, decided to remain in opposition in the coming four years. Germany will be busy negotiating a new government coalition between the centre-right CDU, …