About: Asia-Pacific

Economy & Jobs 04-05-2021

Spain urges European Commission to unblock Mercosur agreement

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has urged the European Commission to do everything in its power to move forward and unfreeze the Mercosur pact, as this would give a “political signal” to China about the EU’s economic commitment to Latin America, El País has revealed.
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Global Europe 18-03-2021

ASEAN-EU strategic partnership: a new path of upgraded relations

Under the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Brussels tightened relations with ASEAN agreeing on a Strategic Partnership. Current trade agreements negotiations with several ASEAN countries and the EP push for a region-to-region FTA give a glimpse...
Global Europe 01-02-2021

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

Britain said it is to apply to join a massive 11-nation free-trade bloc of Asia-Pacific countries this week, not long after quitting the European Union's single market.
Global Europe 10-02-2020

Ambassador: EU eyes larger security role in Pacific

The EU wants a greater security role in the Pacific and will have no problem working with China in a region where Beijing has boosted its influence in recent years, the EU"s ambassador for the Pacific announced.
Trade & Society 18-11-2015

EU-Japan FTA: Why negotiations are far from over

Hopes that the three year-old negotiations between the EU and Japan towards a free trade agreement could be finalised by the end of this year are fading, writes Iana Dreyer.
Trade & Society 14-10-2015

Commission plays ‘pivot to Asia’ trade card

European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will today (14 October) present the new forward-looking trade and investment strategy - turning its focus to Asia, EURACTIV has learned.
Trade & Society 29-09-2015

As TPP nears final agreement, EU needs a pivot to Asia, experts say

The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) involving the United States and eleven other Asia-Pacific countries might be concluded this week. Trade pundits say now is the time for the EU to think big on its Asian market access strategy.
Digital & Media 17-06-2014

Asia-Pacific outstrips Europe as world’s largest e-commerce market

The Asia-Pacific region’s e-commerce sector, driven by the huge Chinese market, has outstripped Europe’s online shopping industry for the first time, according to a report published today (17 June).