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Trade & Society 13-03-2013

Europe fires starting gun for EU-US trade talks

The European Commission recommended yesterday (12 March) that EU member states authorise the launch of negotiations for a transatlantic trade and investment agreement.
Trade & Society 13-02-2013

EU, US clear way for game-changing trade deal

Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have given the green light to start negotiations for a free trade agreement establishing the largest economic alliance in the world, which already accounts for some €455bn in trade and millions of jobs.
Trade & Society 12-02-2013

Obama to call for EU-US trade talks in today’s address

US President Barack Obama is expected to call for comprehensive trade and investment talks with the European Union in his annual State of the Union speech today (12 February), following more than a year of exploratory discussions.
Global Europe 11-12-2012

US intelligence mulls three scenarios for EU in 2030

Europe will not disintegrate and will remain a great power in 2030, but the key question is whether the EU will punch its collective weight in the future, says a recent US intelligence report which draws three possible scenarios for the Union – decline, collapse or renaissance.
Transport 04-12-2012

France, Italy vow to press on with high-speed Alpine rail link

The leaders of France and Italy pledged on Monday (3 December) to push ahead with a high-speed rail link between Lyon and Turin despite a row over EU spending.
Transport 28-11-2012

Obama shields US airlines from EU’s carbon scheme

President Barack Obama signed a bill yesterday (27 November) shielding US airlines from paying for each tonne of carbon their planes emit flying into and out of Europe, despite a recent move by Europe to suspend its proposed measure for one year.
Global Europe 07-11-2012

Obama II and Europe

With stratospheric popularity levels in Europe, Barack Obama - who won a second term last night - is expected to make a renewed commitment to energising the world economy by re-launching transatlantic trade relations, US analysts say. EURACTIV reports from Washington.
Trade & Society 11-10-2012

EU, US companies push for ‘realistic’ transatlantic trade deal

SPECIAL REPORT / Companies on both sides of the Atlantic have urged EU and US policymakers to negotiate a ‘realistic’ trade and investment agreement that not only benefits their economies, but serves as a model for the rest of the world.

Time running out for Europe in Asia

SPECIAL REPORT / A fledgling trade agreement between the United States, Latin America and Asia threatens to derail Europe’s attempts to create free trade agreements with Japan and the US and casts doubt on the EU’s lack of strategy towards Asia, trade experts say.
Trade & Society 08-10-2012

Much ado about future of Doha trade talks

SPECIAL REPORT / While multilateralism is faltering, its supporters are trying to find a new raison d’être for the deadlocked Doha trade talks ahead of the WTO’s next big meeting in Indonesia in December 2013.
Elections 04-10-2012

Romney, on the offensive, dominates first US debate

An aggressive Mitt Romney took the fight to President Barack Obama yesterday (3 October) and the Republican candidate appeared to breathe new life into his struggling campaign with a solid performance at their first debate.
Global Europe 14-09-2012

Americans turn to Europe, downgrading China: Survey

Fifty five percent of Americans believe Europe is more important to their national interests than China or the rest of Asia, according to the latest German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) transatlantic trends survey, released yesterday (13 September).
Global Europe 21-06-2012

EU, US inch towards trade deal

Europe and the United States are making progress toward a comprehensive trade agreement that seeks to boost growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic, said respective leaders at a G20 meeting in Mexico yesterday (20 June).
Global Europe 12-04-2012

Turkish leader invites NATO to defend its border with Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an raised today (12 April) the prospect of calling on its NATO allies to protect its border after gunfire hit a Syrian refugee camp on Turkish territory.
Global Europe 06-04-2012

EU, US serious about starting trade deal negotiations

The European Union and the United States are giving serious thought to starting talks on a free trade agreement covering all business sectors, including agriculture, a traditional source of friction between the two sides, a top US trade official said.
Global Europe 23-03-2012

Transatlantic trade deal on the horizon?

As pressure on the eurozone eases, Europe and the United States are becoming increasingly convinced that they need to strengthen their partnership in order to maintain a leading competitive edge in the global economy.
Global Europe 14-09-2011

Russia frowns at US-Romania missile shield agreement

Romanian President Traian Basescu signed an agreement in Washington yesterday (13 September) to host elements of a US anti-missile shield on Romanian territory. Russia immediately reacted, saying the agreement was ill-timed and asking guarantees that it is not aimed at her own strategic arsenal.
Global Europe 09-09-2011

US Ambassador: Libya war changed transatlantic relations

The enforcement of the no-fly zone over Libya was a "terrific example" of the way that President Barack Obama has ushered a new era of American leadership that would be defined by multilateral engagement with the world, US Ambassador to the EU William E. Kennard told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 02-05-2011

EU hails death of ‘heinous criminal’ Bin Laden

EU leaders today (2 May) hailed the demise of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, who was killed in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan. His death marks the end of a decade-long hunt for the mastermind of the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

US businesses call for ‘IQ alliance’ with Europe

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU is calling for simpler visa procedures to make it easier for scientists and researchers to move between Europe and the United States, in response to competition from emerging economies such as China and India.
Global Europe 09-02-2011

EU at risk if Europe 2020 fails to deliver

The EU has a small window of opportunity to speed up its recovery and lay down the building blocks for growth to compete in the global economy. If it fails to do so before 2020, the future of the European Union itself could be challenged, heard a Brussels' conference of US companies.
Global Europe 07-12-2010

WikiLeaks: NATO’s secret plans to defend Baltic revealed

NATO has drawn up secret plans to defend the Baltic states against any Russian threat, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (7 December), citing US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks.
Trade & Society 22-11-2010

EU, US leaders pledge efforts for trade deal

The European Union and the United States promised on 20 November to use their considerable economic weight to try to secure a successful conclusion to the Doha round of global trade negotiations in 2011.
Future EU 18-11-2010

Barroso to tell Obama: Together we do better

US President Barack Obama will meet EU leaders for a two-hour meeting in Lisbon on the sidelines of a NATO summit on Saturday (20 November).