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Guest post by Helen Parker, Business analyst and legal advisor. After milk quotas, market fluctuations, EU-induced overproduction, free trade deals facing more competitive United States producers, and impossible red tape, EU farmers may be in for yet another challenge, with the possible introduction of very restrictive limits on the cadmium in their phosphate fertilizers, which… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

First of all the SPD got a very good result from the long negotiation process in deciding which party gets which ministry portfolio. SPD will hold the most important ones – Finance, Foreign affairs, Justice, Environment, Social affairs and Family, Youth and Senior Citizens affairs. It is also a positive sign that European policies are… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

Guest post by Dr. Laurens Ankersmit, ClientEarth trade lawyer   On the website promoting the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA), the Canadian government proudly lists the ‘opportunities and benefits of CETA for Canada’s oil and gas exporters’. However, provisions on combatting climate change are completely absent from this ‘progressive’ agreement. It was one of the main… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Post en tant qu’invité par Thibaud Bodson, Chercheur à l’université libre de Berlin et à l’université hébraïque de Jérusalem   Conférence ministérielle de l’OMC, un moment important pour le multilatéralisme économique Du 10 au 13 décembre se tient à Buenos Aires la onzième Conférence ministérielle de l’Organisation Mondial du Commerce (OMC). Ce sommet bisannuel rassemble… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Robert C. Thomas, YPFP Asia-Pacific Fellow   Inward-looking US politics and policy under the current presidential administration have proven to be a source of geopolitical concern for US allies and trade partners. Uncertain about US policy and leadership, they have been looking for ways to secure their interests in a world where… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

By Chenoa Geerts, Associate Political Consultant The UK’s International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, headed to the US last week, to lay the ground work for a potential transatlantic trade deal to be signed once the UK leaves the EU. His visit, however, was soon overshadowed by a row over whether or not the UK will… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

By Elias Papadopoulos, Political Consultant In early March the European Commission published a Roadmap on the Evaluation of the Regulation on the functioning of the internal market. In place since 1998, an assessment of the Regulation is indeed long overdue. Perhaps nowhere is intra-EU free trade more problematic than when it comes to food. As… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

Not so free trade?

Britain’s splendid, free-booting, liberal traders, now leading the UK into the economic wild blue yonder, believe that most of the world’s trading nations will be queuing up to sign lots of lovely, lucrative trade deals as the country breaks away from the European Union. They are in for a nasty shock. Most obviously, most of… » read more

  Posted by Brian Gardner's Blog

The apparent enthusiasm of US President Donald Trump for a trade deal with the United Kingdom in its post-Brexit state should be regarded with considerable scepticism. The UK’s Brexiteer enthusiasts, currently suffering from the delusion that every major trading nation in the world is ‘queuing up to strike deals’ with London, should look at the… » read more

  Posted by Brian Gardner's Blog

Counterfeiting is bad news for everyone, bar fraudsters. Consumers are exposed to inferior or dangerous products, brands lose their value and online platforms like Allegro risk their reputation as trustworthy marketplaces. Although legal instruments to prevent IPR infringements, such as the IPR Enforcement and E-Commerce Directives, exist at EU/national level, they can be complemented by… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

La période estivale a été riche en évènements qui ont mis en évidence l’intérêt et l’utilité de l’Union européenne. Grèce, producteurs de porcs ou de lait, migrants et réfugiés, terrorismes et sécurité des transports, libre circulation des Européens au sein de l’Union, protection des frontières et garde-côtes européenne voilà autant d’exemples qui, s’ils peuvent se… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

La période estivale a été riche en évènements qui ont mis en évidence l’intérêt et l’utilité de l’Union européenne. Grèce, producteurs de porcs ou de lait, migrants et réfugiés, terrorismes et sécurité des transports, libre circulation des Européens au sein de l’Union, protection des frontières et garde-côtes européenne voilà autant d’exemples qui, s’ils peuvent se… » read more

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