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23/01/2017

EU court casts doubt on Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara

Trade & Society


Europe's East 23-01-2017

EU denies Russia say in Moldova Association Agreement

The European Union has quashed the suggestion that Russia could be involved in a trilateral review of Moldova’s Association Agreement with the bloc, which its president called into question last week during a visit to Moscow.
Trade & Society 20-01-2017

Davos: Industry and political leaders split over Trump earthquake

On the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, bearish business leaders gathered in Davos were ready to jump on the bandwagon of the new era, but the political elites remain unimpressed and fear growing populism and protectionism.
Trade & Society 20-01-2017

Moscovici: 'Trump will bring more nationalism and protectionism'

Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici agrees with the 'wait  and see' approach toward new US President Donald Trump mostly shared by the global elite in the in Davos. But he sees more nationalism and protectionism coming from the White House.
Euro & Finance 20-01-2017

Schäuble says IMF plans to stay in bailout talks, warns Trump to respect deals

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde reassured German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble this week that the IMF plans to remain constructively engaged in talks about aid for Greece, a spokesman for Schäuble said earlier today (20 January).
Global Europe 20-01-2017

Attali: Europe is world’s biggest power but does not recognise it

Other world powers would be happy to see the EU fall apart. A defence union would stop this from happening and prevent Europe sliding back into conflict, Jacques Attali said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
UK & Europe 19-01-2017

May flogs ‘Global Britain’ to world leaders in Davos

In the wake of confirming that "Brexit means hard Brexit", UK Prime Minister Theresa May opened her arms to the world at the World Economic Forum, saying Britain is a great, global trading nation and is ready to shape globalisation.
UK & Europe 18-01-2017

Squabble over Boris Johnson’s World War Two jibe 

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared Brexit negotiations to World War Two “punishment beatings” on Wednesday (18 January), just 24 hours after Theresa May had warned about “hyped up media reports making it harder for us to get the right deal for Britain”.
Agriculture & Food 18-01-2017

Spain lodges complaint after French vandals attack wine lorries

The Spanish embassy in Paris has lodged a complaint with French authorities about a number of attacks made on Spanish lorries transporting wine across their shared border over the last 48 hours. EurActiv Spain reports.
Trade & Society 17-01-2017

Commission and US government urge Trump to have 'political will' on TTIP

Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as president, the European Commission and the US government told the incoming administration that the basis for TTIP has “only gone stronger” since talks over the deal started four years ago.
Global Europe 17-01-2017

Chinese president defends globalisation, rebuffs protectionism

As world leaders gathering in Davos on Tuesday (17 January) tried to make sense of recent economic and political turmoil, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a fervent case for globalisation.
Trade & Society 16-01-2017

New Zealand PM pushes for quick start to EU trade talks

New Zealand aims to begin talks on a free trade deal with the European Union as soon as possible, Prime Minister Bill English said today (16 January) after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who endorsed the idea.
Trade & Society 12-01-2017

CETA crawls back to life, negotiates German court and Parliament committee

The European Union's trade deal with Canada (CETA) has negotiated a few more obstacles after it overcame an appeal made in Germany and the European Parliament's environment committee. EurActiv Germany reports.


UK & Europe 12-01-2017

UK studying annual levy on skilled EU workers, minister says

Britain is considering introducing an annual 1,000-pound (€1,152) "immigration skills charge" after Brexit on every skilled worker from an EU member state recruited by a British employer, a junior minister said yesterday (11 January).
Trade & Society 12-01-2017

Commission proposes reinstating Sri Lankan trade concession

The European Union's executive on Wednesday (11 January) proposed that the bloc reinstates a trade concession to Sri Lanka as an incentive to the government to promote human rights and good governance.
Health & Consumers 11-01-2017

Tattoos could pose health risk says new Commission report

Ink used in tattoo parlours can contain low-purity pigments that are not meant to be applied to the skin and may pose a health risk, according to a European Commission report. EurActiv Spain reports.
Trade & Society 11-01-2017

EU, New Zealand seek swift trade talks

The European Union and New Zealand said on Tuesday (10 January) they aim to launch free trade negotiations as soon as possible and to conclude the talks far more quickly than is normal - possibly in two to three years.
UK & Europe 06-01-2017

Faull: UK can't buy single market access

Britain will not be able to buy access to the single market following its exit from the EU, a former top UK official at European Commission warned, casting doubt on mooted government plans for Britain's future relationship with the bloc.
Trade & Society 05-01-2017

Tokyo targets EU trade deal by end of 2017

The Japanese government plans to accelerate talks with the EU, aiming to sign a free trade deal with the bloc this year, according to Japanese news outlet NHK. EurActiv Spain reports.
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.
UK & Europe 04-01-2017

Brexit inflationary price warning hits clothing groups

British clothing retailer Next on Wednesday (4 January) warned of a tougher trading year ahead as a weak pound caused by Brexit uncertainty pushes up raw material costs.
Agriculture & Food 23-12-2016

Japan overtakes Russia in EU agri-food exports

Japan has overtaken Russia as the fourth most important export destination of EU agri-food products after the United States, China, and Switzerland, a new European Commission report has found (23 December).
Trade & Society 23-12-2016

US renews fight against EU ban on hormone-treated beef

The United States said Thursday (22 December) it was relaunching a trade fight against a European Union ban on imports of hormone-treated American beef, raising the possibility of imposing tariffs on European goods.
Trade & Society 22-12-2016

Future of EU trade deals in doubt after Singapore ruling

A decision regarding the European Union’s trade deal with Singapore could have far-reaching implications for future agreements, after the EU’s top lawyer said the European Commission could not finalise the deal without member state approval.

Trade & Society 22-12-2016

EU court casts doubt on Morocco's claim to Western Sahara

Two deals between Morocco and the European Union do not apply to Western Sahara, the EU's top court said during a raft of rulings made yesterday (21 December), in a decision that a group seeking the disputed territory's independence said was a victory for its cause.