Ecuador

Trade & Society 06-02-2017

MEPs boost protection for banana growers as Ecuador joins FTA

The European Parliament last Thursday (2 February) approved measures to protect European banana producers against increasing competition from imports from Ecuador; a result of the country’s accession to the EU’s trade deal with Colombia and Peru. Euractiv Spain reports.

Global Europe 31-01-2017

Correa: ‘Spain and Ecuador show the world how to treat foreigners’

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa insists that “Spain and Ecuador” are showing the world how to treat foreigners” and predicts that leftwing politics will soon “sweep across the continent” of South America, in an exclusive interview with EurActiv Spain.

Energy 04-01-2017

EU earmarks €4 million investment for Colombian energy projects

The European Union is set to invest €4 million in Colombia to promote "unconventional" renewable energy projects after taking stock of a study carried out by the Development Bank of Central America (CAF). EurActiv Spain reports.

Malta looks to guide Europe on social issues in upcoming EU presidency

Slovakia’s time at the helm of the EU rotating presidency has not been completely smooth sailing and its successor, Malta, will hope to guide the bloc’s agenda controversy-free. Recent successes in social issues point towards a presidency quite different from the last.

Trade & Society 21-11-2016

Ecuadorian VP: EU trade deal ‘is unlike other agreements’

Ecuadorian Vice-President Jorge Glas told EurActiv Spain that the trade agreement recently signed with the EU will generate plenty of opportunities and underpin the changes his country has been working toward in recent years.On 11 November, Ecuador joined a trade deal that has been in place between the EU, Colombia and Peru since 2013. …

Trade & Society 27-04-2016

TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as ‘environmental deterrent’

Chevron lobbied the EU to give foreign investors the legal right to challenge government decisions in a major US-EU trade deal because it would act as a deterrent against laws such as fracking bans, the Guardian can reveal.

Development Policy 02-02-2016

WHO declares Zika virus global emergency, EU says risk in Europe low

The World Health Organization yesterday (1 February) declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil.

Development Policy 15-12-2015

Latin American exports to EU drastically fall

Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will fall roughly 14% this year to $914 billion (€829 billion) as a result of sharply lower commodity prices and anaemic international demand, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

Regional Policy 03-12-2015

Spain’s Leganés lends a hand to the world’s most vulnerable

SPECIAL REPORT / For the citizens of the Spanish municipality of Leganés, in the autonomous community of Madrid, solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable populations is second nature. EurActiv Spain reports.

Ecuador’s Correa prepares for ideological battle at COP21

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said at a climate change event in Bolivia on Monday (12 October) that the world's peoples must unite to confront "the powerful" nations he said were responsible for environmental damage and global warming.

Digital 18-07-2014

EU and US mull digital economy chapter in TTIP

European Union and US negotiators will discuss whether to devote a chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to the digital economy, as they have done for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Karel De Gucht, the EU trade commissioner. [European Commission]
Trade & Society 18-07-2014

EU agrees on trade deal with Ecuador

The European Union completed negotiations on Thursday (17 July) on a trade deal with the Ecuador that will eliminate tariffs for most of its exports to its top trading partner, the Andean nation's trade minister said.