The new German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier will meet with senior US officials on Monday and Tuesday (19-20 March) to discuss the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminium shortly before EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström arrives in Washington, officials confirmed to EURACTIV.
The EU financial support to farmers, including to Spanish olive producers, does not distort trade, European Commission sources told EURACTIV.com in light of the rising tensions between Brussels and the US government over trade.
The Belt and Road Initiative is brand new and therefore enjoys huge potential. Yet, it will only be brought to full potential when all players come to realise its importance and take part in it, writes Zhang Ming.
The resolution on Brexit voted with a large majority in the European Parliament today (March 14) sketches the outlines of a new EU-UK association agreement and brings us one step closer towards a dynamic post-Brexit relationship, writes Andrew Duff.
EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstöm said on Wednesday (14 March) that the European Commission is prepared to put in place its own safeguard measures, in line with international obligations, as a response to US tariffs.
Despite becoming a common sight on playgrounds around the world and even in the workplace, fidget spinners have been included on an EU list of dangerous products, as toys ended up posing the most risk in 2017.
The European Commission stressed on Friday (9 March) that Europeans will act “as a bloc” in the face of US steel and aluminium tariffs, after the UK announced that it would negotiate directly with Washington to find a way out for itself.
If there were any faint hopes that the deep cultural and commercial ties between the UK and the US would secure a sweetheart free trade deal for the smaller UK, they are now surely dashed, writes Noah Gordon.