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  • Malmström pushes TTIP in Paris

    News | Global Europe 16-12-2014

    The new European Commissioner for Trade defended the transatlantic trade negotiations in Paris this week, emphasising the benefits an agreement could bring to French exports and economic growth. EURACTIV France reports

  • Malmström promises more transparency over TTIP negotiations

     Video | Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 30-09-2014

    Commissioner-designate for Trade Cecilia Malmström defended her candidacy on Monday, as MEPs from the international trade committee tested her expertise.

  • Malmström plays transparency card, but gets timid applause

    News | Trade & Society 30-09-2014

    During a three-hour hearing in the European Parliament, Sweden’s Cecilia Malmström, the European Union’s Trade Commissioner-designate, has not impressed, but also not disappointed MEPs, despite failing to brush out a clear vision on how she intends to run her dossier.

  • Eurozone trade surplus rises in June

    News | Euro & Finance 19-08-2014

    The eurozone's trade surplus grew more than expected in June from June a year ago, data showed on Monday (18 August). However, the improved surplus does not yet reflect the full effect of sanctions and counter-sanctions imposed by the European Union and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

  • EU agrees on trade deal with Ecuador

    News | Trade & Society 18-07-2014

    The European Union completed negotiations on Thursday (17 July) on a trade deal with the Ecuador that will eliminate tariffs for most of its exports to its top trading partner, the Andean nation's trade minister said.

  • A practical way forward for EU-ASEAN relations

    Opinion | Global Europe 13-03-2014

    The European Union fails to fulfill its potential for cooperation with Southeast Asian nations. It should streamline its approach, not constantly waving the democracy card as this jeopardises interregional relations, several members of the Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) write. 

  • Free trade needs balance

    Opinion | Trade & Society 22-01-2014

    The transatlantic trade agreement TTIP, negotiated between the EU and US, could become the nucleus of an agreement on global standards for food safety, environmental protection, data protection and workers’ rights. This could be an ideal opportunity to generate a public debate on these EU values, argues Aart de Geus.

  • EU mulls new trade powers to combat dumping

     Video | Promoted content | Trade & Society 11-04-2013

    European Union trade chief Karel De Gucht asked for broad new trade powers on Wednesday (10 April) to make it easier to launch anti-dumping cases, particularly against China.

  • EU mulls new trade powers to combat dumping

    News | Trade & Society 11-04-2013

    European Union trade chief Karel De Gucht asked for broad new trade powers on Wednesday (10 April) to make it easier to launch anti-dumping cases, particularly against China.

  • America embraces trade discrimination

    Opinion | Trade & Society 01-10-2010

    Multilateral liberalisation would be more effective in reducing trade discrimination than preferential free trade agreements, write Jagdish Bhagwati, professor of economics and law at Columbia University and senior fellow in international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and Arvind Panagariya, professor of economics and Indian political economy at Columbia University.

  • EU-China trade row looming over potatoes

    News | Competition 02-09-2010

    A potentially damaging trade row has flared up between EU and Chinese trade authorities as China claims Europe has been unfairly subsidising potato starch exports.

  • EU to promote SME exports

    News | Brexit 09-07-2010

    A new EU study reveals that small firms which trade internationally create more jobs and are more innovative. However, just one in four SMEs has exported in the last three years, prompting the European Commission to promote "internationalisation" in its forthcoming innovation strategy.