About: Christofer Fjellner

Cybersecurity 23-11-2017

Trade MEPs want to scrap all EU export restrictions on encryption

MEPs want the European Commission to remove export control restrictions on technology products that use encryption.
Cybersecurity 25-10-2017

MEPs want human rights safeguard on tech exports

MEPs steering a controversial export control bill through the European Parliament have agreed to apply stricter human rights safeguards for technologies that can be used for online surveillance.
Trade & Society 31-10-2016

‘Incomplete and outdated’: Why I reject the EU-Ghana deal

The EU’s trade deal with Ghana may not have made headlines, but it threatens to undermine the Sustainable Development Goals and West African economic integration, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
Trade & Society 19-10-2016

Fjellner MEP: EU tariffs on Chinese solar imports are a Commission-backed cartel

EU trade defence measures on solar imports from China are, in effect, a European Commission-backed cartel, which benefits only German and Chinese panel producers and makes the fight against climate change more expensive, Christofer Fjellner MEP has said.
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Solar power in Europe
Energy 17-10-2016

Solar power in Europe: Free trade or trade duties?

Europe is the most solarised region in the world with 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power installed.
Transport 28-09-2016

Road sector braces for EU bid to cut emissions

After a year of being dogged by the dieselgate scandal, the European road transport sector has started soul searching prompted by new EU plans to reduce carbon emissions.
Trade & Society 28-01-2016

ISDS myths have to be addressed

The fate of TTIP and CETA are linked, due to the issue of investment protection. If the Commission demands a renegotiation of the chapter in CETA or continues along the path of asking for different measures in TTIP, then it will lose its credibility as a negotiator, writes Christofer Fjellner.

‘3.5 million lost jobs’ is red herring in China’s market economy status bid

During the last couple of weeks, the discussion about whether or not to grant China market mconomy status (MES) has intensified. Political, legal and technical arguments, are coming in from left to right, writes Christofer Fjellner.

Lawmakers agree to limit food-based biofuels

MEPs approved a compromise agreement on Tuesday (14 April) on a law limiting the use of harmful biofuels, following extensive negotiations with the Council of Ministers.

EU countries dilute draft law capping food-based biofuels

The European Parliament is losing the battle on limiting the use of food-based biofuels, after it made major concessions to member states following negotiations with the Council, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.
Trade & Society 18-02-2015

All trade policy areas would benefit from Malmström’s TTIP transparency initiative

With the ongoing negotiations for the biggest free trade deal in history, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), transparency has become the new buzz word in trade policy, writes Christofer Fjellner.
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Transport 04-07-2013

EU Debate on Automated Driving

For the first time in EU history, top automotive and transport officials at the European Parliament discussed the implications of autonomous driving, a hotly debated subject within the automotive industry.

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