Trade & Society

Economy & Jobs 19-02-2021

CETA and Ireland Explained

Before the vote in Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil, EURACTIV takes a closer look at the impacts of CETA on Ireland and Irish exports into Canada, such as Irish Whiskey.
Economy & Jobs 31-08-2020

Climate protest against the EU-Mercosur trade deal

Protests against the planned EU-Mercosur trade agreement were held on Friday (28 August), with the participating groups citing the incompatibilities of the EU's climate ambitions with actions taken by the Brazilian government.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2020

Pubs ask for VAT cut on alcohol to face post-COVID reality

Europe’s hospitality sector has been hit hard by the lockdown measures enforced across the continent to contain the spread of COVID-19. In Belgium, pubs and restaurants were forced to shut down on 13 March. The Belgian government provided one-off payments and...
Economy & Jobs 23-10-2019

The Future of Global Trade

EU trade policy has gained momentum in recent years with several notable agreements concluded – CETA, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, Vietnam, Mercosur. Keeping the momentum in the 2019–2024 mandate is not a certainty.
Economy & Jobs 08-10-2019

Malmstrom: ‘We cannot do much to protect individual countries on the Airbus case’

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is no longer optimistic when it comes to avoiding US tariffs on goods, thanks to the result of the WTO Airbus case.
CETA 12-06-2019

CETA Explained

It has been described as “the most ambitious” and progressive trade deal ever signed by the EU, but what does CETA do?
CETA 05-06-2019

Over a Coffee with Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU

Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU joins EURACTIV's Brian Maguire to talk over a coffee about the relationship between the the EU and Canada, where it is today and what it could look like in the future.
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Responsible Business Conduct - Gearing up EU action
Economy & Jobs 03-04-2019

Responsible Business Conduct: Gearing up EU action

The debate in the EU on responsible business conduct has evolved significantly in the past 5 years. Before the European elections in May, it is time to take stock of where the EU is.
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The EU-Japan EPA
Economy & Jobs 06-12-2018

The EU-Japan EPA: A Springboard for a Freer, Fairer and more Open Trading System?

The economic relations between the EU and Japan have been strong for a long time, but are now about to take new steps forward as they have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement that significantly will reduce barriers to trade.
Economy & Jobs 23-07-2018

Tobacco smuggling: Marseille’s illicit secret

Like most big ports, Marseille has seen its fair share of crime and smuggling. The latest trend, seen almost everywhere in the bustling Mediterranean city, is the sale of cigarettes smuggled from North Africa. In the endless cat-and-mouse game with the police, smugglers seem to be winning, for now.
Economy & Jobs 13-12-2017

One Belt, One Road initiative: Beyond trade and investment

The One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) has been described as ”the most significant and far-reaching plan that China has ever put forward”.
Agrifood 06-07-2017

European agri-food: How Spain and the EU ensure quality

The European Union has put in place strict rules that govern food quality. The prestige this has created around the world has made the bloc competitive at the highest level. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports.
Agrifood 26-04-2017

Free trade deals and their crucial role in EU agri-food exports

Names like CETA, TTIP and TTP now dominate the global trade agenda. They are inescapable factors in our globalised world. But what is their effect on the European Union's agri-food sector? EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
Global Europe 09-03-2017

Joseph Quinlan on the 2017 Transatlantic Economy

Joseph Quinlan, a senior fellow for Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins, spoke to EURACTIV.com about the 2017 Transatlantic Economy report Thursday (9 March).
CETA 16-02-2017

Trudeau at the European Parliament: ‘Together we have built something’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told policy makers today (16 February) that have to do more to make sure their voters see the benefits of CETA.
Global Europe 16-02-2017

Gates urges Trump not to defund foreign aid

Bill Gates spoke at the European Commission on Thursday (16 February) urging world leaders, including Donald Trump, not to defund foreign aid spending.
Over a Beer with Udo Bullmann
Economy & Jobs 16-02-2017

Udo Bullmann on Trump, social justice and football

In our Over A Beer video series this month, Euractiv’s Brian Maguire chats with German MEP Udo Bullmann, vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats political group in the European Parliament.
Global Europe 14-02-2017

Farage disparages Muslim immigration, says Europeans agree

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage expressed anger at the European Union in a heated debate this morning (14 February). Farage stated that leaders are ignoring the true wishes of Europeans.
Economy & Jobs 09-02-2017

EU-Belarus co-operation: Can it help in fighting illicit trade?

The illicit tobacco trade, representing 10.4% of the global cigarette market, is becoming an increasingly important issue with severe overall repercussions on finance, taxation, public health and international security.
Competition 08-02-2017

Car battery cartel ordered to pay €68 million fine

The European Commission fined three recycling companies a total of €68 million for creating a car battery cartel. Campine, Eco-Bat Technologies and Recylex were found to have fixed the prices of scrap automotive batteries, breaching EU antitrust rules.
Economy & Jobs 25-01-2017

Commission presents new measures to manage migration

Today (25 January), EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini presented a number of additional measures to strengthen refugee interception work along the Central Mediterranean migration route, including with Libya.
Anthony Gardner Over a beer
Economy & Jobs 21-12-2016

US ambassador on TTIP, Europe and the ‘roots of rage’

In our ‘Over A Beer’ video series this month, EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire chats with United States Ambassador to the European Union, Anthony Gardner.
Enhancing Traceability to Combat Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade
Economy & Jobs 12-12-2016

Enhancing traceability to combat counterfeiting and illicit trade

The definition of new international standards and control processes to fight counterfeiting and cross-border illicit trade is increasingly considered as a priority by industries and policy makers.
Artis Pabriks over a beer
Global Europe 06-12-2016

Artis Pabriks on Trump, Russia and martial arts

In this episode of our ‘Over A Beer’ video series, EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire chats with Latvian MEP, Artis Pabriks, the European Parliament’s chief rapporteur on CETA, Europe’s controversial trade agreement with Canada.