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25/09/2016

Spain bolsters relations with Cuba via debt deal, new agreements

Topic: trade


Europe's East 16-09-2016

German Economy Minister Gabriel to visit Russia next week for trade talks

German Vice-Chancellor and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel will visit Russia next week to hold talks with Russian government officials about the state of bilateral trade relations, his ministry said in a statement on Friday (16 September).
Development Policy 15-09-2016

MEPs approve trade deal with six African states – nine years late

A trade deal with six developing African countries was agreed yesterday (14 September) by the European Parliament – some nine years behind schedule.
Trade & Society 07-06-2016

Commission asks member states for €3.6 billion to tackle refugee crisis

The European Commission today (7 June) asked EU countries for up to an extra €3.6 billion of development money for poorer African countries to try and bring the refugee crisis under control.
Trade & Society 11-05-2016

European Parliament unites against Chinese MES

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.
Trade & Society 10-05-2016

Malmström concerned about public perception of TTIP

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has admitted she is worried about the increasingly negative attitude in the EU towards the trade talks with the United States.
Development Policy 04-05-2016

Cracks appear in EU-ACP unity at Cotonou meeting in Dakar

Dissent was heard at the high-level meeting in Dakar last week of the EU and the 79-member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group.
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.
NewsSpecial Report
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.