Trade & Society

Economy & Jobs 13-12-2017

One Belt, One Road initiative: Beyond trade and investment

The One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) has been described as ”the most significant and far-reaching plan that China has ever put forward”.

Agrifood 06-07-2017

European agri-food: How Spain and the EU ensure quality

The European Union has put in place strict rules that govern food quality. The prestige this has created around the world has made the bloc competitive at the highest level. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports.

Agrifood 26-04-2017

Free trade deals and their crucial role in EU agri-food exports

Names like CETA, TTIP and TTP now dominate the global trade agenda. They are inescapable factors in our globalised world. But what is their effect on the European Union's agri-food sector? EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.

Global Europe 09-03-2017

Joseph Quinlan on the 2017 Transatlantic Economy

Joseph Quinlan, a senior fellow for Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins, spoke to EURACTIV.com about the 2017 Transatlantic Economy report Thursday (9 March).

CETA 16-02-2017

Trudeau at the European Parliament: ‘Together we have built something’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told policy makers today (16 February) that have to do more to make sure their voters see the benefits of CETA.

Global Europe 16-02-2017

Gates urges Trump not to defund foreign aid

Bill Gates spoke at the European Commission on Thursday (16 February) urging world leaders, including Donald Trump, not to defund foreign aid spending.

Over a Beer with Udo Bullmann
Economy & Jobs 16-02-2017

Udo Bullmann on Trump, social justice and football

In our Over A Beer video series this month, Euractiv’s Brian Maguire chats with German MEP Udo Bullmann, vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats political group in the European Parliament.

Global Europe 14-02-2017

Farage disparages Muslim immigration, says Europeans agree

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage expressed anger at the European Union in a heated debate this morning (14 February). Farage stated that leaders are ignoring the true wishes of Europeans.

Economy & Jobs 09-02-2017

EU-Belarus co-operation: Can it help in fighting illicit trade?

The illicit tobacco trade, representing 10.4% of the global cigarette market, is becoming an increasingly important issue with severe overall repercussions on finance, taxation, public health and international security.

Competition 08-02-2017

Car battery cartel ordered to pay €68 million fine

The European Commission fined three recycling companies a total of €68 million for creating a car battery cartel. Campine, Eco-Bat Technologies and Recylex were found to have fixed the prices of scrap automotive batteries, breaching EU antitrust rules.

Central Europe 25-01-2017

Commission presents new measures to manage migration

Today (25 January), EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini presented a number of additional measures to strengthen refugee interception work along the Central Mediterranean migration route, including with Libya.

Anthony Gardner Over a beer
Economy & Jobs 21-12-2016

US ambassador on TTIP, Europe and the ‘roots of rage’

In our ‘Over A Beer’ video series this month, EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire chats with United States Ambassador to the European Union, Anthony Gardner.

Enhancing Traceability to Combat Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade
Economy & Jobs 12-12-2016

Enhancing traceability to combat counterfeiting and illicit trade

The definition of new international standards and control processes to fight counterfeiting and cross-border illicit trade is increasingly considered as a priority by industries and policy makers.

Artis Pabriks over a beer
Global Europe 06-12-2016

Artis Pabriks on Trump, Russia and martial arts

In this episode of our ‘Over A Beer’ video series, EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire chats with Latvian MEP, Artis Pabriks, the European Parliament’s chief rapporteur on CETA, Europe’s controversial trade agreement with Canada.

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EU trade policy at the crossroads
CETA 05-12-2016

EU trade policy at the crossroads

How can EU trade policy continue to be an engine for growth and jobs in Europe?

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Changing trends in smuggling
Economy & Jobs 03-10-2016

Changing trends in smuggling “Illicit whites”, a concern for EU security and revenues

The illicit tobacco trade is a global issue with a major impact on the EU, accounting for an estimated 10.4% of the cigarette market worldwide.

Economy & Jobs 29-08-2016

TTIP deal alive and well, insists Commission

The European Commission today (29 August) insisted that it stood ready to finalise TTIP by the end of the year, after a leading German minister said the EU-US trade deal was dead in the water.

Maroš Šefčovič
Economy & Jobs 20-07-2016

Sefcovic: Lifting of sanctions ‘should be used for more business deals with Iran’

European Commission Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič said on Wednesday (20 July) that the institution “wants to make sure that the lifting of sanctions could be used for exploring the development of commercial ties" with Iran.

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Gerd Götz
Global Europe 19-07-2016

EU should not grant China MES until it becomes a market economy

As EU leaders are well aware and have repeatedly acknowledged, China is by no means a market economy.

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TTIP: what’s really in it for businesses?
Economy & Jobs 27-05-2016

TTIP: what’s really in it for businesses?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the biggest political decisions of this European political term. A free trade agreement between the world’s two largest economies has the potential to provide clear positive effects to the world economy.

Ignacio Garcia Bercero
02-05-2016

Chief TTIP negotiator: Greenpeace statements ‘wrong’

The EU's chief TTIP negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero said on Monday that Greenpeace’s leaked text about EU-US negotiations on a transatlantic trade deal “is not a reflection of the outcome of the negotiation.”

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Susan Danger
Economy & Jobs 19-04-2016

Fostering a balanced debate on TTIP

Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, talks about the partnership between AmCham EU and EURACTIV.

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CETA, TTIP and ISDS: Lessons from Canada
14-04-2016

CETA, TTIP and ISDS: Lessons from Canada

A new video is set to spark debate on CETA (the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) with the deal on the verge of a vote this year in the European Parliament, where opponents hope it will be defeated.

Rem Korteweg
01-04-2016

Rem Korteweg: TTIP could make Europe more anti-American, anti-free trade

In an interview with EURACTIV’s Multimedia Director Evan Lamos, TTIP expert Rem Korteweg said that if TTIP negotiators don’t take into account the concerns of European citizens on the free trade deal, “it could feed into the populist eurosceptic narrative we see in various parts of Europe”.