Iana Dreyer

Economy & Jobs 16-02-2018

EESC adds pressure on trade partners to respect ILO conventions

The European Economic and Social Committee adopted a resolution on Wednesday (14 February) calling on the EU to step up its efforts to give greater weight to labour and environment chapters in its free trade agreements.
Economy & Jobs 08-01-2018

EU trade in 2018: A preview

The year 2018 will offer a very narrow window of opportunity to bring key EU trade policy files forward.
Economy & Jobs 21-12-2017

EU and Mexico fail to conclude political agreement on trade deal

There will be no modernised trade deal with Mexico for Christmas. Despite having spent three days in Brussels, Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo hasn't managed to break the deadlock over the contentious outstanding issues, namely geographical indications and investment protection.
Economy & Jobs 15-12-2017

Mercosur free trade deal could fail yet again

The risk that the EU-Mercosur trade talks get derailed yet again is high, writes Iana Dreyer, spelling out the warning signs.
Economy & Jobs 13-11-2017

Mercosur and Mexico trade agreements: The quest for a sugar fix

There is intensive lobbying by European sugar beet growers against the prospect of widening of EU quotas for non-EU cane sugar as part of ongoing bilateral free trade negotiations. Yet it might only be a matter of time until the EU allows more import of cane sugar from outside the bloc.
Trade & Society 26-01-2017

After Wallonia’s veto on CETA, 60 academics defend EU democracy in trade

EXCLUSIVE / After the near-death experience of CETA, the controversial EU-Canada trade deal that was almost toppled by a regional government in Belgium, a group of academics has come out to defend the European decision-making process in trade policy.
Trade & Society 25-10-2016

CETA failure reveals Lisbon Treaty’s structural flaws

In the long run, CETA's failure is a lesson in what is structurally wrong in EU trade politics, writes Iana Dreyer.
Trade & Society 07-10-2016

EU, US negotiators officially drop aim of concluding TTIP in 2016

Negotiators on both sides of the Atlantic have clearly given up on the idea of concluding TTIP talks this year, despite progress achieved on the technical aspects of the negotiations.
Trade & Society 02-06-2016

Dreyer: Time is running out for TTIP deal

The EU and the US want to finish negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in 2016 but despite substantial recent progress in the negotiations, TTIP is not ripe for conclusion this year, writes Iana Dreyer.
Trade & Society 25-04-2016

Avoiding a TTIP train wreck

The real goal of US and EU leaders and negotiators this week as they venture into a new round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is to avoid the talks turning into a train wreck. The...
Trade & Society 21-04-2016

EU importers calls for free trade deal with China

In a move that goes against the current political climate in the EU vis-à-vis China, the EU’s top association of retailers is calling for a free trade agreement with China.
Trade & Society 18-03-2016

EU in Latin America trade push

The EU is in a drive to deepen trade ties with Latin America. It is eager to do business with Cuba, and on the cusp of relaunching negotiations with Mercosur. We will soon start learning what some of the commercial stakes are, in key talks to be launched with Mexico and Chile.