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02/05/2016

Renzi hopes to push through EU-Japan trade deal this year

Topic: trade


UK & Europe 27-04-2016

Britain would be less well off after Brexit: OECD

Britons would be less well off if they voted to leave the European Union than if they stayed, the head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday (27 April).
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Trade & Society 20-04-2016

Jude Kirton-Darling MEP: Steel crisis has already cost lives in England

SPECIAL REPORT / The steel crisis has cost lives in the North East England constituency, MEP Jude Kirton-Darling has said, before launching a blistering attack on the British government for its inaction in the fight to save steel.
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Trade & Society 18-04-2016

Can this son of steel save the industry in Europe?

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.
Global Europe 31-03-2016

India, EU vow to boost anti-terror ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a summit with EU leaders yesterday (30 March) to strengthen ties with bloc, vowing to boost counter-terrorism cooperation as he paid tribute to the victims of the Brussels attacks.
Global Europe 29-03-2016

Will Prague be rewarded for its new attitude to China?

The Czech Republic is no longer criticising China on human rights or over the status of Tibet, and it is expected to reap economic benefits over the current visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, write Václav Kopecký and Alice Rezková.
Trade & Society 21-03-2016

Beijing: EU action against Chinese steel exports won't solve industry problems

The European Union's call to step up measures on imports of Chinese steel products will not solve the problems facing the global steel industry, but will affect the international trade order, China's Commerce Ministry said on Monday (21 March).
Global Europe 17-03-2016

Mercosur ready to exchange trade offers with the EU in April

The EU and the Mercosur trade bloc are ready to exchange trade proposals in April and revive stalled talks to open their economies, Argentina trade minister Miguel Braun told EurActiv during a visit to Brussels to meet his counterpart.
Global Europe 03-03-2016

O'Reilly slams Commission for failure on Vietnam human rights prior to trade deal

The European Commission has come under fire from the bloc’s Ombudsman over its failure to assess Vietnam’s human rights records prior to signing a Free Trade Agreement with the Asian state last year.
Euro & Finance 03-03-2016

Benjamin Angel: 'Speed-dating' EU investment

The European Commission is getting ready to launch a “speed-dating” website that should help match investors with project promoters from all around Europe.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

US, Cuba look to boost trade ties, despite embargo

US and Cuban government officials met again yesterday (17 February) to strengthen trade ties amid growing interest by the American business community and Cuban calls for Washington to further reduce restrictions.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

Tensions in South China Sea require more active role from Europe

Member states should use their influence in the South China Sea to ensure territorial disputes between China and its neighbours do not spill over into regional or global conflicts, writes Charles Tannock.
Trade & Society 15-02-2016

Thousands march in Brussels against cheap Chinese steel imports

Thousands of European steelmakers descended on the EU capital Brussels on Monday demanding that officials do more to stop the flood of cheap imports from China.Police said about 5,200 representatives from Europe's struggl...
Trade & Society 13-01-2016

Time to toss out toxic investment chapters from trade deals

Multinational companies are already exploiting investor protection clauses in free trade agreements to 'chill' social and environmental regulations that threaten their bottom lines, writes Matt Langdon. The EU must heed the warning bells.
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.
Global Europe 27-11-2015

Erdogan fumes at Russia's ‘restrictive measures’ after jet downing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an on Thursday (26 November) dismissed "emotional" and "unfitting" suggestions that projects with Russia could be cancelled following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

Angel Gurria: ‘Climate challenge should be seen as an opportunity’

Years of inaction on climate change have significantly held back the world’s economic growth, according to the secretary general of the OECD. But fossil fuel subsidies are still commonplace, Angel Gurría told EurActiv partner La Tribune.
Trade & Society 20-11-2015

TTIP: The Irish case for increased Transatlantic ties

The US is already the second biggest customer for Irish SMEs, and a successful TTIP agreement will only make this relationship stronger, writes Ian Talbot.
Development Policy 03-11-2015

Spain bolsters relations with Cuba via debt deal, new agreements

Spain and Cuba yesterday (2 November) reached agreeed to refinance the island's short-term debt, signing several accords during the visits of Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos and Industry Minister José Manuel Soria.
Global Europe 15-10-2015

US governors ask Congress to end embargo on Cuba

The governors of nine predominantly-agricultural US states asked Congress to lift the embargo on Cuba, given the importance of that country as a prospective market for many US food products.
Trade & Society 14-10-2015

German government hits back after TTIP demo

Despite the massive anti-TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) protest in Berlin on Saturday (10 October), the German government and industry still want to press on with the negotiations. EurActiv Germany reports.
Development Policy 06-10-2015

UNCTAD: Forget innovative financing, increase ODA

One of the limitations of the current international financial system is the relative inability to provide desired levels of international finance for development, says a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published today (6 October).
Development Policy 10-09-2015

EU-Cuba talks unlikely to conclude before December deadline

The European Union and Cuba opened a new round of talks on normalizing ties yesterday (9 September) in Havana, taking on the sensitive subjects of politics and human rights.
Sustainable Dev. 01-09-2015

Aluminium boss: Chinese dumping a ‘slow death’ for European industry

Unfair Chinese aluminium trading is killing the European industry and, if the country is given market economy status by the European Union, it could have a catastrophic impact on EU jobs and production, warns Gerd Götz.
Global Europe 05-08-2015

Renzi hopes to push through EU-Japan trade deal this year

The Italian prime minister believes the EU and Japan could finalise a free trade deal by the end of the year. EurActiv Italy reports