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Brexit 18-03-2022

Rush for UK trade pacts risks having little benefit, lawmakers warn

UK lawmakers have warned that “there is no guarantee” that the new international trade agreements being negotiated by ministers “will deliver actual economic benefits”, in a new report.
Brexit 10-03-2022

Ireland has escaped Brexit trade blow, say officials

Ireland has not been as badly hit by Brexit trade disruption as had been initially feared, according to government trade officials in Dublin.
Economy & Jobs 25-02-2022

Eurochambres: Trade, investment, and Africa are key to Europe’s future

International trade from the European Union and developing a solid partnership with Africa are key parts of Europe's future, according to the President of Eurochambres and former Minister of Finance of Luxembourg, Luc Frieden.
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Economy & Jobs 31-01-2022

Lithuanian growth prospects unfazed by China row – for now

While the row with China has not yet influenced the short-term economic development of Lithuania, jittery investors might be a risk for medium and long-term growth prospects, Tadas Povilauskas, chief economist of Lithuania’s largest bank, told EURACTIV.
Economy & Jobs 27-01-2022

UK finance exports struggle under twin COVID and Brexit hits, data suggests

British financial services exports have struggled to recover from the twin hits of COVID-19 and Brexit and are lingering at levels last seen in 2006 when adjusted for inflation, new data showed on Thursday (27 January).
Agrifood 21-01-2022

Agrifood Brief: Mirror, mirror – or a wall?

How to make trade the fairest of them all? That was the big theme of the French EU presidency, under which agricultural minister Julien Denormandie made his debut as chair of the agriculture and fisheries (AGRIFISH) Council this week. The...
Economy & Jobs 18-01-2022

Lithuanian businesses grind on under Chinese pressure

As China is putting pressure on Lithuanian businesses and on other firms that deal with Lithuanian businesses, due to a row over diplomatic ties between Lithuania and Taiwan. The businesses themselves, however, remain silent.
Economy & Jobs 11-01-2022

Pharma industry calls for stronger IP protection in free trade agreements

Amid global criticism for holding on to vaccine patents during the pandemic, a new study commissioned by the European pharmaceuticals industry claims that integrating stronger intellectual property protection into free trade agreements would benefit the EU economy.
Economy & Jobs 30-12-2021

2022: Fiscal showdown in uncertain economic circumstances

The EU's economic policy agenda for the coming year is packed with negotiations on the bloc's fiscal rules, tax policies, minimum wages, and financial regulations. Here is a comprehensive look at what is coming up.
Economy & Jobs 23-12-2021

Brexit trade trouble increasingly hits UK firms: BCC

British companies found it increasingly difficult over the course of this year to trade with the European Union under the terms of the Brexit trade deal struck with the bloc, a survey showed on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 15-12-2021

EU’s international procurement law one step closer to completion

Half a year after EU member state agreed their common position and nine years after the Commission first proposed it, the European Parliament voted its negotiating stance on an instrument aimed at ensuring access of European companies to public procurement markets outside the EU.
Economy & Jobs 08-12-2021

With geopolitics in mind, EU Commission presents new tool to deter trade wars

The European Commission proposed a powerful new trade instrument on Wednesday (8 December) that would give it more power to impose sanctions on third countries.
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Global Europe 09-11-2021

Protecting our aluminium industry to preserve Europe’s sovereignty

As economies start to recover from the pandemic, increased demand for raw materials combined with a shortage of labour, supply constraints and a global shipping crisis is exacerbating Europe's existing strategic fragility.
Economy & Jobs 13-10-2021

South Korean trade minister calls for closer ties with the EU

Ten years after the free trade agreement between the EU and South Korea was signed, South Korean trade minister Yeo seeks to modernize it by including investment protection and new technologies.
Global Europe 27-09-2021

EU says US trade, tech council to boost its clout, set rules for 21st century

The US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) will give Europe more clout and set standards and rules for the 21st century, the EU's trade and digital chiefs said, underscoring global concerns about China's growing power.
Global Europe 22-06-2021

Britain begins negotiations to join trans-Pacific trade deal

Britain will begin negotiations on Tuesday (22 June) to join a trans-Pacific trade deal that it sees as crucial to its post-Brexit pivot away from Europe and towards geographically more distant but faster-growing economies.
Brexit 29-04-2021

The EU/UK trade deal and Czech PM slams EU auditors as ‘mafia’

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the ratification of the EU’s post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK. At last, we may be seeing the turning of the page on economic and diplomatic relations between the two...
Future EU 07-01-2021

What to expect in EU policy in 2021?

To bring you up to speed with what's coming up in EU policy this year, EURACTIV’s news team has put together a series of lookaheads for the most important issues in various policy areas, from economy and foreign affairs to energy, digital, and transport.
Economy & Jobs 28-12-2020

EU clears way for China investment pact

EU member states gave political backing to Brussels' planned investment pact with China on Monday (28 December), clearing the way for a deal between the world's biggest economic blocs.
Agrifood 11-12-2020

Agrifood Brief, Special Edition: A closer look at EU agrifood trade 

Welcome to this EURACTIV special edition on agrifood trade, where we take a closer look at each member state's position on trade and their country's own specific issues.
Economy & Jobs 26-11-2020

Kazakhstan-EU relations: From establishing the partnership to driving it forward

Kazakhstan’s first President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is given credit for being instrumental in helping to establish Kazakh-EU relations. He helped lay the foundations for the landmark EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), which entered into force on 1 March 2020....
EU-China 14-09-2020

EU-China summit to weigh geopolitics and trade as tensions mount

EU leaders are set to hold virtual talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday (14 September), hoping to make progress on trade and investment, even as tensions mount between Beijing and the West over Hong Kong and treatment of the country's Uighur Muslim minority.
Economy & Jobs 10-08-2020

Algeria wants to ‘reassess’ EU trade deal

Algeria's president has requested the country's trade minister reassess a deal with the EU, ahead of a free trade agreement due to come into effect on 1 September.
Brexit 07-08-2020

UK says it’s confident of Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

Britain's top minister overseeing Brexit talks said on Friday (7 August) he was confident a free trade deal would be clinched with the EU as there had been a distinct change of tone from the bloc in recent weeks.