About: Bernd Lange

Cybersecurity 08-06-2018

Nine countries unite against EU export controls on surveillance software

EXCLUSIVE / An EU proposal to impose export controls on technology products that can be used as spyware is at risk of being delayed as a group of nine countries have pushed back against the overhaul.
Economy & Jobs 15-03-2018

EU conflict minerals bill still three years from becoming reality

Nearly a year after being signed off by MEPs and ministers, the EU’s long-awaited conflict minerals law is still three years from going live.
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.
Development Policy 18-04-2017

MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation

MEPs from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee are in West Africa this week, to monitor the implementation of Economic Partnership Agreements.
Trade & Society 24-01-2017

CETA clears crucial hurdle in Parliament’s trade committee

The EU's trade agreement with Canada cleared a crucial hurdle today (24 January) when it was approved by the European Parliament's International Trade Committee, making way for the deal to be sent to a vote in the entire 751-seat chamber next month.
Trade & Society 10-11-2016

Trump victory could spell the end of TTIP

A protectionist US president and increased European suspicion of a Trump-led America undermine the prospects of a planned transatlantic free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, various stakeholders said.
Trade & Society 02-11-2016

EU-Mercosur deal hits fresh setback

The President of South American trade bloc Mercosur’s parliament (Parlasur) thinks that the EU’s current tabled offer is “unsatisfactory” and made it clear that it shouldn’t be signed in its current form. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Trade & Society 05-10-2016

Parliament urging Commission to act on China MES

The European Parliament has put pressure on the Commission to deliver on the promise to strengthen its trade defences to protect EU industry against China, EURACTIV.com has learned.
Trade & Society 04-12-2015

Malmström: TTIP could follow Vietnam model

The EU Trade Commissioner has prioritised more transparency and a greater focus on sustainability and development, citing the new Vietnam deal as a potential model for TTIP. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 09-07-2015

European Parliament backs TTIP, rejects ISDS

Parliament adopted a resolution supporting the transatlantic trade deal on Wednesday (8 July), but rejected a key US demand for an extra-judicial arbitration mechanism. EURACTIV France reports
Trade & Society 07-07-2015

Parliament’s inexperience with ISDS

ISDS is not dead. Should members of the European Parliament vote this week to replace the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system, they will face an uphill battle convincing the rest of the world that they are right, argues Myron Brilliant.
Trade & Society 30-06-2015

MEPs give TTIP proposal a second try

The European Parliament Trade Committee decided on Monday (29 June) to give a non-binding resolution on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) a second vote in plenary.
Trade & Society 24-06-2015

What will happen to TTIP in the European Parliament?

MEPs will supposedly vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resolution in July. Despite recent developments, the camp supporting it is still far stronger than the opposition, writes Doru Frantescu.
Trade & Society 11-06-2015

Parliament TTIP fight drags on

In retaliation for the Socialists and Democrats' postponement of the TTIP vote on Tuesday (9 June), the EPP succeeded in calling off the debate scheduled for the next day. The two groups blame each other for the situation. EURACTIV France reports

Delayed TTIP vote drives wedge between grand coalition

The European Parliament has postponed a vote and debate on the transatlantic trade negotiations that were due to take place today (10 June). MEPs say this decision reflects the shortcomings of the "grand coalition" between the centre-right European People's Party and the centre-left Socialists & Democrats groups in the Parliament. EURACTIV France reports
Trade & Society 05-06-2015

Lange: I want citizens and SMEs to benefit from TTIP, not BusinessEurope

Ahead of a crucial vote in the European Parliament next week on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Bernd Lange clarifies the S&D position in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 04-06-2015

Parliament’s TTIP vote in limbo

Next week’s vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is in question, after the Socialists and Democrats backed down from a deal with the European People’s Party.
Trade & Society 29-05-2015

MEPs give passing vote to TTIP

The European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade has given its go-ahead to the European Commission on the EU-US trade agreement, conceding that a controversial arbitration clause, albeit reformed, needs to remain part of the deal.
Trade & Society 21-04-2015

Parliament’s opposition to TTIP arbitration on the rise

Half of the European Parliament's committees have rejected the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership's (TTIP) investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS), casting doubt over the trade deal's prospects of to passing through Parliament. EURACTIV France reports
Trade & Society 27-02-2015

France makes U-turn on TTIP arbitration

Paris has warned French MEPs not to shut the door on Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms by voting against ISDS. EURACTIV France reports
Trade & Society 13-01-2015

European Parliament committee signals opposition to ISDS

The European Parliament’s trade committee has signalled its opposition to an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Trade & Society 02-09-2014

Le Pen faces defeat over TTIP transparency resolution

EXCLUSIVE/ The European Parliament’s trade committee will quash a motion filed by Marine Le Pen and her far-right allies for more transparency in talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Euro & Finance 16-07-2014

Le Pen won’t hijack TTIP committee, vow MEPs

Marine Le Pen and her far-right allies will not be allowed to hijack the debate over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), despite sitting on the European Parliament committee overseeing the EU-US trade deal, its new chairman promised Tuesday.