China will not accept any actions based on the decision yesterday (12 July) by the South China Sea arbitral tribunal, according to its president, and premier. They made the remarks while meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Beijing.
International trade can only be free and fair if global competitors adhere to the same market rules and environmental, social and health standards. If international trade is not free or fair, Europe’s SMEs – and indeed its entire manufacturing industry – suffer, writes Gerd Götz.
The UK took the plunge into the unknown and is dragging everyone along with it. Just as the EU and global markets were slowly getting back on track after years of economic recession, economic chaos this time has arrived via popular vote, writes Nelly Stratieva.
Foreign companies face an "increasingly hostile" environment in China, a European business lobby said on Tuesday (7 June), with fewer than half of its members saying they currently plan to expand operations in the world's second-largest economy.
EXCLUSIVE / German and French trade ministers have presented a set of common proposals for improving Europe's Trade Defence Instruments (TDIs). Blocked since 2014, TDI reform is now urgently needed in response to Chinese dumping in the steel sector. EurActiv France reports.
A European Parliament vote against granting China market economy status in the World Trade Organization was "not at all constructive", Beijing's foreign minister said yesterday (16 May) as he met his French counterpart.
The upcoming Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU has overcoming the fragmentation in Europe as one of its main objectives, Slovakia´s State Secretary for European Affairs Ivan Korčok told a small group of journalists today (12 May).
In a move that could change the lines of the debate, the European Parliament’s left and right have united to oppose the Council and Commission over Chinese market economy status. EurActiv France reports.
There are times where it may be good for the EU to apply "Occam's razor" to its policies; a principle that gets its name from one of the most prominent representatives of European scientific thought. Chinese market economy status may be such a time, write a number of EPP MEPs.
SPECIAL REPORT / China has denied ‘dumping’ its excess steel on global markets, and instead blamed terrorism and the economic slowdown for the steel crisis, at international talks to save the industry.
SPECIAL REPORT / Policymakers are struggling to find the way forward to preserve a future for the European steel industry, once bedrock of the bloc’s industrial economy, which is currently facing the most serious crisis in its history.