About: EU-Vietnam

Economy & Jobs 02-01-2019

2019 LOOKAHEAD: clouds on the trade horizon

A wave of protectionism and obstacles to free trade hit the global economy in 2018, and threaten economic growth in 2019. Although more disputes are expected, there is some cause for hope too. 
Global Europe 23-10-2018

The EU doesn’t have to settle for a bad deal with Vietnam

Some argue that we should tread carefully and refrain from asking too much in terms of human rights from the Vietnamese, because if we do so we could end up pushing Vietnam into China’s orbit. But this doesn’t hold, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
ASEAN 17-10-2018

EU-Vietnam deal seen as ‘stepping stone’ for agreement with ASEAN, says Commission

The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Wednesday (17 October) that the "ambitious" trade deal made with Vietnam could “pave the way” for an agreement with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), despite scepticism on the other side.
ASEAN 10-03-2017

EU-ASEAN trade talks show signs of life

The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said today (10 March) the two blocs would try to revive plans for a trade deal, as European countries look to tap the region's strong growth.
Trade & Society 22-12-2016

Future of EU trade deals in doubt after Singapore ruling

A decision regarding the European Union’s trade deal with Singapore could have far-reaching implications for future agreements, after the EU’s top lawyer said the European Commission could not finalise the deal without member state approval.

Trade & Society 15-03-2016

EU free trade deal will trap Vietnam in low-wage, low-skill cycle

The EU Ombudsman criticised the Commission this month for failing to provide an audit of how its Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam would affect human rights before signing off the deal. Ruth Kelly, explains how it will trap Vietnam in a low-profit-low-wage cycle.
Trade & Society 14-03-2016

Uncertain fate of trade deals in human rights limelight

A new legal world is emerging around the EU’s trade policy. Scrutiny over the compatibility of trade agreements with human rights is increasing under recent EU Ombudsman and Court of Justice moves regarding the new trade agreement with Vietnam, and a 2012 agriculture agreement with Morocco.
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.
Trade & Society 02-12-2015

EU and Vietnam rubber stamp free trade deal

The EU and Vietnam ticked the last box for a free trade agreement on Wednesday (2 December) after roughly three years of negotiations.
Agrifood 28-08-2015

Hogan: EU-Vietnam deal won’t hurt Italian rice

The free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam is a fair deal, and will not damage the Italian market. But farmers are worried. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Trade & Society 04-08-2015

EU, Vietnam reach deal to boost trade

The European Union and Vietnam on Tuesday (4 August) reached a free trade agreement after two and a half years of negotiations, the European Commission said.

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