About: free trade agreement

CETA 24-07-2019

Top arbitration lawyer: CETA’s arbitration mechanism reflects international agreements

Louis Degos, an international arbitration lawyer, spoke to EURACTIV France about the French National Assembly's ratification of CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement, which, in case of disputes, would resort to the use of often confidential arbitration procedure.
Global Europe 12-02-2016

German MEP: EU should not deal with Thai military junta

The threat of a ban on fish imports hangs over Thailand if it does not do more to combat human trafficking, slave labour and illegal fishing. Europe must use its lucrative markets as leverage, urged Barbara Lochbihler in an interview with EURACTIV Germany. 
Global Europe 20-10-2011

Japanese ambassador: ‘We want to be long-term partners’

There will always be crises, but policymakers should keep their eyes on the long-term issues as well as the immediate problems, the Japanese ambassador to the EU told EURACTIV. These long-term issues bind the EU and Japan because they both face similar challenges – ageing populations and competitiveness – and that is why it is imperative that a comprehensive agreement between the two partners should be completed.
Global Europe 09-05-2011

MEP: EU-India FTA should not lead to a race to the bottom

The Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated between India and the EU must be accompanied by a clear commitment to respect international social and environmental standards, according to Graham Watson, chair of the European Parliament's delegation on EU-India relations, which has a say on trade deals.