About: New Zealand

Raising the bar to protect wildlife through trade policy with Australia, New Zealand

The opening of EU trade negotiations with both Australia and New Zealand presents an opportunity for the parties to strengthen their commitments to protect wildlife, natural habitats and the welfare of animals. The EU should look to TPP-11’s environmental provisions for inspiration, argue Joanna Swabe and Nicola Beynon.
Trade & Society 16-01-2017

New Zealand PM pushes for quick start to EU trade talks

New Zealand aims to begin talks on a free trade deal with the European Union as soon as possible, Prime Minister Bill English said today (16 January) after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who endorsed the idea.
Trade & Society 11-01-2017

EU, New Zealand seek swift trade talks

The European Union and New Zealand said on Tuesday (10 January) they aim to launch free trade negotiations as soon as possible and to conclude the talks far more quickly than is normal - possibly in two to three years.
Trade & Society 21-11-2016

APEC leaders vow to fight protectionism, look to China on trade

Pacific Rim leaders vowed yesterday (20 November) to fight protectionism and Chinese officials said more countries are looking to join a China-led trading bloc after Donald Trump's election victory raised fears the United States would scrap free trade deals.
Trade & Society 26-10-2016

Court may help EU sidestep lone wolf resistance to trade deals

A court ruling early next year may help the European Union out of the kind of embarrassing situation it finds itself in now, with a regional assembly in Belgium locking a major trade agreement between Canada and the 28 sovereign states of the EU.
Global Europe 03-10-2016

Helen Clark: UN needs a well-established leader, not a technocrat

The United Nations need a "well-established leader" capable of working across divisions, and able to mobilise people around the aspirations the member states themselves have expressed for a more inclusive, sustainable world, Helen Clark said in a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV.com's editor-in-chief Daniela Vincenti.

EU and New Zealand: Partnership powers in the Pacific

Small developing states in the Pacific have traditionally relied on imports of fossil fuels. The cost of the fuel, combined with its price volatility, and the islands' geographic remoteness, are all significant strains on these small economies, write Andrew Jacobs and Michalis Rokas.
Brexit 22-08-2016

‘Forget Commonwealth, target US & China’, economist warns Brexit trade team

Theresa May’s new Brexit team of trade ministers should ignore the former Commonwealth and concentrate on the US and China, according to a new report from a former Bank of England economist.
Brexit 31-03-2016

What leaving the EU would really mean for British trade deals

The impact of staying in or leaving the EU for the UK’s global trade has become one of the most talked about questions of the referendum so far, writes Paul James Cardwell.
Trade & Society 07-12-2015

EU must use New Zealand as a testing ground for new model of FTA, says trade minister

EXCLUSIVE / The EU and New Zealand can accelerate negotiations for an FTA if they move beyond the historical sensitivities, which are far from real, and try to implement some of the innovations in the Commission's Trade for All strategy.
Trade & Society 07-12-2015

New Zealand, Australia ready to accelerate trade talks with the EU, ditch ISDS

The EU has agreed to launch negotiations with New Zealand and Australia. The two countries are ready to speed up talks, and reach a deal in a reasonable timeframe.
Global Europe 23-11-2015

Refugee camps’ energy bills over $2bn due to neglected energy efficiency

The energy consumption of refugee camps has been neglected by international governments and humanitarian agencies, costing an estimated $2bn annually, according to a consortium of NGOs and think tanks. EURACTIV’s partner Edie.net reports.
Climate change 18-11-2015

Rich powers cut export aid for coal plants

Advanced economies - including the United States, Japan and European Union - have agreed for the first time to restrict state aid for exports of large, inefficient coal-fired power stations, the OECD announced Wednesday (18 November).
Global Europe 29-10-2015

EU, New Zealand launch free trade talks

New Zealand and the European Union launched free trade talks on Thursday (29 October) that would give the small farming nation open access to Europe's 500 million consumers.
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 13-07-2015

New Zealand, the unexpected trade partner for the EU

Brussels is likely to start trade negotiations with New Zealand before Australia, as it often starts with the smaller (and thereby less threatening), more flexible counterpart first, writes Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.
Trade & Society 16-01-2015

European Parliament is gearing up for TiSA

Overshadowed by the highly mediatised Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations are moving along, and will appear on the radar this year, promises Luxembourgish MEP Viviane Reding, responsible for the dossier.