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2019 elections won’t necessarily yield more protectionist EU Parliament, says think tank

With the current surge in anti-system parties with protectionist rhetoric, trade policy professionals might be forgiven for thinking that the next European Parliament could turn more hostile to trade liberalisation and trade agreements than the one whose legislature will end early next year. VoteWatch.EU, a think tank specialising in data-driven …

INTA committee meeting. Exchange of views with Cecilia MALMSTROM, Member of the EC in charge of Trade.
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Trade truce with White House raises hackles at EU Parliament

After Cecilia Malmström briefed MEPs on the July meeting between US President Donald Trump and the European Commission’s chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Parliament made clear that it wanted a say in the negotiation process that is now unfolding. The two sides are setting up an ‘executive working group’ that …

Week Ahead in EU trade: Parliament harnesses autumn trade challenges
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Week Ahead in EU trade: Parliament harnesses autumn trade challenges

It’s not going to be a relaxed rentrée in Brussels. The policy world will jolt into frenetic activity ahead of a packed autumn – the last autumn of the current European Commission and European Parliament. While most of us were on holiday, some European Commission officials have started to prepare …

Commentary: Italy’s new government risks undermining EU unity on trade and investment
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Commentary: Italy’s new government risks undermining EU unity on trade and investment

Italy’s new coalition government is pushing a protectionist agenda that puts national sovereignty at the centre and may well set the country on a collision course with Brussels, Berlin and Paris, argues Nicola Casarini. The new government in Rome is promoting ‘Italy First’, a set of policies that may undermine …

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(What) a Week in Brussels: Trump, Airbus, CETA, no-deal Brexit

It’s as if everything absolutely had to happen before everyone goes on holiday: inking a deal with Japan, holding a summit with China that actually delivers on a joint statement, launching a WTO reform initiative, introducing steel safeguards, slapping dumping duties on electric bikes and making progress on Mercosur negotiations. …

A week in Brussels: Australia, Gattaz, Brexit parachute
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A week in Brussels: Australia, Gattaz, Brexit parachute

The EU is transfixed by the trade war with the United States. This week was comparatively quiet in terms of trade meetings or negotiations – but the next couple of weeks will be packed.   This week we’ve written on what World Trade Organization members have been telling the US …