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Agrifood 20-02-2019

Commission gives go-ahead to Italy’s milk plan, anticipates new EU cap for state aid

Support measures to help sheep milk prices recover are not state aid, said Italy’s Minister Centinaio after a meeting with EU Commissioner Hogan, who prepared the ground for increasing the ceilings up to which agriculture state aid can be provided.
Brexit 11-10-2016

Hard Brexiteers are making a colossal miscalculation

Hard Brexiteers seem to believe that it will be up to the EU to agree to tariff-free trade “because it is in their interests”, but they are making a colossal miscalculation, writes Michael Emerson.
Brexit 10-10-2016

British brexiteers call the shots

Theresa May is giving in to pressure from militant “Leavers” in her party, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Why Brexit will not happen

MEP Sorin Moisa argues that the "Big Lie" promoted by the Leave campaign will be exposed before Britain can actually leave the EU, and that a second referendum will reject Brexit.
Trade & Society 20-04-2016

TTIP investment court ‘incompatible with human rights’

The EU's new investment court is no more consistent with fundamental rights than the previous investor-state dispute settlement system, according to a UN human rights expert. EURACTIV France reports.
Trade & Society 18-03-2016

EU in Latin America trade push

The EU is in a drive to deepen trade ties with Latin America. It is eager to do business with Cuba, and on the cusp of relaunching negotiations with Mercosur. We will soon start learning what some of the commercial stakes are, in key talks to be launched with Mexico and Chile.
Global Europe 29-10-2015

Rights abuses revealed in EU free-trade candidate Malaysia

A leading candidate for a free trade agreement with the EU has been accused of a major crackdown on human rights, in what could be a test case for Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s new focus on an ethical dimension to FTAs.
Development Policy 27-10-2015

Brok: ‘Thailand will take red card warning seriously’

The threat of a red card from the European Commission still hangs over Thailand's fishing industry. Elmar Brok believes the pressure will be successful. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 08-10-2015

MEPs condemn Thai junta

Thailand’s military junta came under cross-party attack at the European parliament on Thursday (8 October), with MEPs demanding a return to democratic rule, the release of political detainees, and an end to human rights and labour abuses.
Trade & Society 05-10-2015

EU urged to launch trade talks with TPP countries, starting with New Zealand

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership nears completion, trade pundits in Brussels are urging the EU to turn its attention to Asia, and jump-start trade negotiations with TPP countries, beginning with New Zealand.
Trade & Society 20-09-2013

EU, Singapore conclude comprehensive trade deal

The European Union and Singapore submitted for approval today (20 September) one of the world's most comprehensive free trade agreements, which the EU sees as a stepping stone towards a wider deal with southeast Asia.
Trade & Society 24-05-2013

Brussels pushes to open talks for EU-China investment accord

The European Commission intends to open negotiations with China to reach an investment agreement that could lead to a broader trade deal if the two partners can overcome anti-dumping disputes.
Trade & Society 08-10-2012

De Gucht: Getting EU out of the crisis helps trading partners

With the growing interdependence of global economies, the EU’s trading partners cannot let Europe down and have every reason to help lift the continent out of the crisis, because by helping us, “they help themselves,” EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht tells EURACTIV in an interview. 

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