Tag: Trade

What’s in the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement after BREXIT?

Who wins, who loses? Since 1st January the Agreement has been applied provisionally, pending the vote of the European Parliament. The EU Commission proposed to apply the Agreement on a provisional basis only for a limited period of time, until 28 February 2021.    After a process that started in 2016, the UK has left the EU.

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Covid-19, economic crisis and EU integration: The importance of the moral dimension in the European project*

The Covid-19 crisis led European public opinion to believe that the EU did not have the capacity to forecast or respond to health crises such as the pandemic. “Europe is not responding“, the Italian daily La Repubblica dramatically deplored.   (*The initial version of this article was published by The Robert Schuman Foundation (European Issue

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Today EP discussed EU Rail connectivity: in Europe and beyond, to Asia

    On Tuesday 19 January 2021, the European Parliament debated on a Resolution to accelerate the EU strategy for rail transport. In the European Year of Rail Transport, EP wants to enhance TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Network: Mobility and Transport) connectivity. The European Green Deal strategic plan and all the latest transport growth indicators ask

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EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement. U.S. criticism.

Leaders from China and EU concluded the long negotiation on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI). Now they have two years to sign, ratify and conclude the agreement. If all goes well, it will have taken almost 10 years of discussions. But the new U.S. administration urges EU leaders to wait. Last December 30, 2020,

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EU and China reach the Comprehensive Investment Agreement. U.S. criticism.

Leaders from China and EU concluded the long negotiation on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI). Now they have two years to sign, ratify and conclude the agreement. If all goes well, it will have taken almost 10 years of discussions. But the new U.S. administration urges EU leaders to wait. Last December 30, 2020,

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The EP calls for democracy to sign the new economic agreement with Azerbaijan

Original: english Following the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh on 10 November 2020, discussion continued on a new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, replacing the one of 1999. However the European Parliament could freeze the deal. The bilateral relations of the European Union with Azerbaijan are based on the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement in force

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Les Routes de la Soie: une succès pour toute l’Eurasie

La liaison ferroviaire transcontinentale eurasienne prend de plus en plus une dimension stratégique: les lignes multiple de liaison existant entre l’Europe et la Chine, ainsi que le projet EATL de la Commission économique pour l’Europe des Nations unies (CEE-ONU) et de la Commission économique et sociale des Nations unies pour l’Asie et le Pacifique (CESAP), concernent en effet dix-huit États de la région eurasiatique. Dix-huit États qui vont prospérer d’avantage, grâce aux investissement en infrastructures et aux échanges.