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Brussels Briefing on Trade - All you need to know for 16-31 October | EU Foreign Affairs & Trade

Brussels Briefing on Trade - All you need to know for 16-31 October | EU Foreign Affairs & Trade | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the second half of October 2016.
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In this Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the second half of October 2016.

On 17 October, European Commission will host a meeting on EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue. The main issues on the agenda are steel overcapacity and the new EU anti-dumping methodology. The 17th negotiation round on Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) will start in Geneva on 17 October. 

Also on the same day, Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will travel to Berlin to meet the CDU group in the Bundestag to talk about TTIP and CETA. 

On 18 October, the EU trade ministers will meet in Luxembourg to approve CETA. 

On 20 October, a group of anti-CETA MEPs will host a CETA summit in the premises of the European Parliament.

Also on 20 October, a two-day EU summit will kick off in Brussels, with trade as one of the key items on the agenda.

The signing ceremony for the CETA agreement is scheduled on 27 October in Brussels with the participation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trideau. Prior to that, Trudeau is expected to address the European Parliament on 26 October.
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Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 15-30 September 2016 | EU Foreign Affairs & Trade

Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 15-30 September 2016 | EU Foreign Affairs & Trade | European Union | Scoop.it
In this latest Brussels’ Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the second half of September 2016. On 15 September EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is meeting the US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Brussels to prepare for the next TTIP negotiation round tha
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In this latest Brussels’ Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the second half of September 2016.

On 15 September EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is meeting the US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Brussels to prepare for the next TTIP negotiation round that will take place in October.

The 27 EU leaders of the European Council, without the UK, will meet in Bratislava on 16 September. The topics of discussion during this informal meeting include the consequences of Brexit and ways to deal with globalization.

On 17 September in Germany, the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) together with the alliance “For a fair world trade” will stage demonstrations against TTIP and CETA in major German cities. CETA will also be discussed at the Social Democratic Party’s annual convention on 19 September.

The next negotiating round on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) will start in Geneva on 19 September. 

The next round of talks on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) will also take place on 19 September in Geneva.

On 20 September, CETA will be discussed in the Belgian parliament together with Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. Belgian anti-CETA civil movement and trade unions will stage a demonstration on the same day in Brussels.

Also on 20 September, the EU and Indonesia will start the negotiations for a free trade agreement in Brussels. The so-called round ‘zero’ allows both teams to set up the framework and modalities for the negotiations.

On 22 September, the Commission and the Slovak Presidency are expected to hold a conference, “Making trade work for you”, together with Commissioner Malmström and the Canadian Trade Minister Freeland to discuss CETA further.

On the following day, 22 September, the Slovak Presidency will host an informal Trade Council in Bratislava to discuss the most heated trade acronyms: TTIP, CETA and MES.

The EU-Japan free trade agreement talks will continue on 26 September in Brussels. Despite numerous differences, the two parties are willing to conclude the talks by the end of this year.
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Top 5 EU Trade Issues - All you need to know for the Slovak EU Presidency

Top 5 EU Trade Issues - All you need to know for the Slovak EU Presidency | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska – Trade reporter for EU Trade Insights – unveils the Top 5 Trade priorities to be discussed under the Slovak EU Presidency.
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In this special briefing, Joanna Sopinska – Trade reporter for EU Trade Insights – picks out the Top 5 Trade priorities that will be discussed by the European institutions under the Slovak EU Presidency: The Slovak Presidency will seek reaching an agreement on conclusion, provisional application and signing of CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement. The signing ceremony is scheduled at the EU-Canada summit on 27 October 2016. The Slovaks will facilitate discussions in the Council on TTIP, the EU-US free trade agreement, at the critical phase of negotiations in the second half of 2016. These will include Informal Trade Council on 22-23 September 2016 in Bratislava and the European Council meeting on 20-21 October 2016 in Brussels. After the European Commission puts forward its proposal on the Market Economy Status (MES) for China in the autumn, the Slovak Presidency will seek reaching a political deal by the end of 2016 within the Council and then between the Council and the two other institutions- the European Parliament and the European Commission. Other legislative files that are waiting completion under the Slovak Presidency: The Presidency is expected to wrap up the technical talks on the draft regulation on conflict minerals by the end of its mandate; Bratislava will also try to secure formal backing from the Council for the political agreement on the revised anti-torture regulation; The Slovaks will continue technical talks on the reform of the EU’s Trade Defence Instruments (TDIs). Finally, Bratislava will facilitate discussions in the Council on the multilateral negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) and on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).
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UK Referendum:"No damaging effect on EU trade policy", claims ECIPE Director

UK Referendum:"No damaging effect on EU trade policy", claims ECIPE Director | European Union | Scoop.it
Fredrik Erixon, Director of ECIPE, discusses the trade policy related consequences of the UK referendum.
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Fredrik Erixon, Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), discusses the trade policy related consequences of the UK referendum. Erixon also addressed the repercussions on the EU-Canada agreement (CETA), the role of the EU parliament in EU-UK negotiations, as well as the future EU-UK trade deals.
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Brexit: "EU should not panic, the only consequences are for the UK" says David Martin MEP

Brexit: "EU should not panic, the only consequences are for the UK" says David Martin MEP | European Union | Scoop.it
David Martin MEP (S&D) discusses the trade policy implications of a Brexit and the future of EU-UK relations.
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In an interview for EU Trade Insights, David Martin MEP (S&D) discusses the UK referendum and its trade policy implications on ongoing trade negotiations, such as the EU-Canada agreement, or CETA. Martin also addressed the role of the EU Parliament in EU-UK negotiations and the future EU-UK trade deals.
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EU Trade Briefing: Slovak presidency, TiSA, CETA, TTIP, G20 & EU-South Korea FTA

EU Trade Briefing: Slovak presidency, TiSA, CETA, TTIP, G20 & EU-South Korea FTA | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the first half of July 2016.
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In this latest Brussels’ Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the first half of July 2016. On 1 July, Slovakia is taking over the 6-month EU’s rotating Presidency, inheriting unclosed dossiers such as TDIs, conflict minerals and MES for China. The 1st of July will also mark the the fifth anniversary of the EU-South Korea FTA. On 5 July, the Commission is expected to adopt a proposal on the legal nature and signature of CETA. On 9 July, the 19th TiSA negotiating round will kick off. On 9-10 July, G20 trade ministers will gather in Shanghai to discuss inter alia the consequences of Brexit for global trade. The 14th TTIP round of talks will kick off on 14 July in Brussels. On 13-14 July, INTA Committee is expected to endorse the political agreement on the update and overhaul of the EU rules on trade in goods that may be misused for torture or execution. This Brussels’ Trade Briefing was first published on EU Trade Insights, more information and free trials here.
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Brexit: « Future trade negotiations will be a huge challenge for UK »

Brexit: « Future trade negotiations will be a huge challenge for UK » | European Union | Scoop.it
Swedish MEP Christofer Fjellner discusses the aftermath of Brexit and its impact of current and future trade deals and negotiations.
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Joanna Sopinska, Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, is joined by Christofer Fjellner, EPP member of the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament, to discuss the consequences of the UK referendum and potential Brexit for the EU trade policy.
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UK Referendum: A vote based on facts or emotions?

UK Referendum: A vote based on facts or emotions? | European Union | Scoop.it
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the EPC, discusses the fast-approaching UK Referendum and its potential consequences.
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The UK Referendum is fast-approaching. Thursday’s vote will be of crucial importance for the future of both Britain and the EU, yet its outcome seems to remain rather uncertain. viEUws is joined by Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre (EPC), to discuss the shifts between the provisional barometric tendency putting, in turns, the ‘Leave’ and the ‘Remain’ forward, and the “below standard quality of the debate”. Janis A. Emmanouilidis has the story behind the EU’s 21st century momentum. Janis A. Emmanouilidis has been working as the EPC’s Senior Policy Analyst since 1999 and was recently promoted to Director of Studies. His publications cover the EU’s overall political and institutional development, the sovereign debt crisis, EU integration, EU foreign policy as well as EU enlargement. Emmanouilidis also acts as an advisor to various governments, EU institutions, European parties and NGOs. You can read his latest publications here.
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EU Trade Briefing: INTA, TTIP, Brexit, 3TG, Mercosur & ASEAN

EU Trade Briefing: INTA, TTIP, Brexit, 3TG, Mercosur & ASEAN | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the second half of June 2016.
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In this latest Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the second half of June 2016. On 15-16 June, INTA Committee will convene a two-day meeting to Discuss behind closed doors the state-of-play in international trade negotiations (15 June); Examine a draft recommendation on the recently struck Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and six members of the Southern African Development Community (15 June); Vote on a draft report on the Commission’s communication on a new Trade and Investment Strategy for the EU (16 June); Discuss a study on the modernisation of the EU-Mexico FTA (16 June). In the sidelines of the European Development Day conference (16 June), the Dutch Presidency will try to strike a political agreement with the EP and the Commission on conflict minerals and metals. On 20 June, Foreign Affairs Council is expected to green-light the opening of the EU-Indonesia FTA negotiations. On 21 June, INTA and DEVE will hold a joint public hearing on TTIP, with participation of Trade Commissioner Malmström. On 23 June, UK citizens will vote in a historic referendum on EU membership. On 23 June, EU and Mercosur chief negotiators will meet in Montevideo to decide on the next steps in the ongoing FTA talks. On 28 June, Trade Commissioner Malmström and US representative Froman will hold political discussions as part of the next TTIP round of talks scheduled from 11 to 15 July. On 28-29 June, EU leaders will also discuss TTIP at the special request of Commission President Juncker. On 30 June, the Council is expected to endorse the political agreement on the update and overhaul of EU rules on trade in goods that could be misused for torture or execution. This EU Trade briefing was first published on EU Trade Insights, more information and free trials here.
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EU Trade Briefing: TiSA, CETA, INTA Committee & EPA SADC

EU Trade Briefing: TiSA, CETA, INTA Committee & EPA SADC | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska, Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the first half of June 2016.
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In this latest Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the first half of June 2016. On June 1, the European Business Summit will kick off in Brussels. This year, trade will be one of the key themes with a high-level panel on the recently concluded EU-Canada agreement, known as CETA. On June 1, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will chair the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Ministerial Meeting in Paris. It will focus on reviewing the revised market access offers as well as on the progress made in the TiSA negotiations with a view of bringing about their conclusion by the end of 2016. On June 7, during EP’s plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs will hold a consent vote on the expansion of the 1996 WTO deal on the Trade in Information Technology Products. It will now include some 201 new items, on which import duties will be immediately eliminated by 1st July 2016 or at the latest in 7 years. On June 9, EU Trade Commissioner Malmström is expected to fly off to Botswana to sign the European Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Development Community, or EPA SADC. Under the agreement, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, and Swaziland will retain their current 100% duty-free access to the EU market, while South Africa will benefit from liberalisation of 98% of its exports to the EU over ten years with some restrictions remaining its agricultural exports. This EU Trade briefing was first published on EU Trade Insights, more information and free trials here.
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Diplomatic Café: 23 May Foreign Affairs Council insights

Diplomatic Café: 23 May Foreign Affairs Council insights | European Union | Scoop.it
Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, Editor-in-Chief of Bruxelles2, analyses the main issues discussed during the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday 23 May 2016.
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ViEUws and B2 go behind the scene of European diplomacy. Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, Editor-in-Chief of Bruxelles2, analyses the main issues discussed during the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday 23 May 2016. During the meeting of EU’s Foreign Affairs ministers, chaired by HR/VP Federica Mogherini, the Council adopted conclusions on the EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da’esh threat, unveiling its priorities to restore peace, stability and security in the region. Over lunch, Ministers discussed the EU global strategy that will define EU’s foreign and security policy future axles and how the EU will tackle their challenges and define its different strategic partnerships. Finally, an extension of the mandate of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia was agreed, and two additional supporting tasks added: the training of the Libyan Coastguards and Navy and the implementation of the UN arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya. Nicolas Gros-Verheyde has the story.
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“All our members stand united for the UK to remain in the EU family” says BUSINESSEUROPE Director General

“All our members stand united for the UK to remain in the EU family” says BUSINESSEUROPE Director General | European Union | Scoop.it
Markus J. Beyrer, Director-General of BUSINESSEUROPE, discusses the possible implication of Brexit on EU trade policy.
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Naomi Bar, journalist for EU Trade Insights, is joined by Markus J. Beyrer, Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE, to discuss the possible implication of Brexit on EU trade policy. Topics covered include BUSINESSEUROPE’s position on Brexit, the business sectors that would be most affected by a ‘Leave’ vote on June 23rd and its potential effects on the TTIP negotiations.
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Welsh Minister warns against high cost of closing down steel plants

Welsh Minister warns against high cost of closing down steel plants | European Union | Scoop.it
Edwina Hart, Welsh Minister of Economy, on the UK steel crisis, the future of the Port Talbot plant in Wales and the EU efforts in this regards.
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At the annual European Steel Day, Edwina Hart, Welsh Minister of Economy, gives her stance on the UK steel crisis, the future of the Port Talbot plant in Wales and the EU efforts in this regards.
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Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 01-15 October 2016 | EU Foreign Affairs & Trade

Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 01-15 October 2016 | EU Foreign Affairs & Trade | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the first half of October 2016.
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In this Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the first half of October 2016. The 15th round of TTIP talks will start on 3 October in New York. Even though Commissioner Malmström admitted in September it is unrealistic to finish the talks before the end of the Obama administration, the aim is to continue the progress. The main focus during the October talks will be regulatory cooperation. On 4 October, the MEPs will debate and vote on EU rules on trade in goods that can be misused for torture or execution during the plenary session in Strasbourg, During the same plenary session, on 5 October the Council and the Commission will inform the MEPs on the issues at stake at the EU Council Summit due later in October. Commissioner Malmström will meet the Turkish Minister for Economic Affairs in Brussels to discuss the EU-Turkey Customs Union on Friday 7 October. On 10 October the next round of EU-Mercosur talks will take place in Brussels. It will be the first full round after the meeting in May. Anti-CETA mass demonstration will take place in Paris on 15 October. It is organized days before the extraordinary Trade Council meeting on 18 October to protest the signature and provisional application of CETA.
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Women on boards: 'a smart business decision', argues Commissioner Jourová

Women on boards: 'a smart business decision', argues Commissioner Jourová | European Union | Scoop.it
Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, assesses the implementation of quotas as a means to bring more women on boards.
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Jeremy Jenard is joined by Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, to assess the implementation of quotas as a means to bring more women on boards. They also discussed their necessity, the role of the European Commission, and the impact of the media and businesses as catalysts for change.
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EU Trade briefing: TiSA, CETA, China MES, EGA & EU-Indonesia FTA

EU Trade briefing: TiSA, CETA, China MES, EGA & EU-Indonesia FTA | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU Trade’s most pressing issues in the second half of July 2016.
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In this latest Brussels’ Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the second half of July 2016. During the Agriculture Council of 18 July, ministers are expected to give a green light to the European Commission for the opening of free trade negotiations with Indonesia. Also on 18 July, the 19th TiSA negotiating round will close in Geneva. This round was meant to bring progress in three pillars of the agreement: market access, sector-specific annexes and the institutional framework. On 20 July, the College of Commissioners will review the three options for addressing China’s request for market economy status. On 25 July, 17 WTO members, including the EU, will meet in Geneva to continue talks on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). Finally, on 26 July, Member States will receive the revised versions of the EU-Canada free trade agreement, better known as CETA, to voice out their comments on the FTA. This Brussels’ Trade Briefing was first published on EU Trade Insights, more information and free trials here.
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Diplomatic Café: 8-9 July NATO Summit insights

Diplomatic Café: 8-9 July NATO Summit insights | European Union | Scoop.it
Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, Editor-in-Chief of Bruxelles2, discusses the main issues on the agenda of the NATO Summit held on 8-9 July in Warsaw, Poland.
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ViEUws and B2 go behind-the-scene of European diplomacy. Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, Editor-in-Chief of Bruxelles2, discusses the main issues on the agenda of the NATO Summit held on 8-9 July in Warsaw, Poland. During the Summit, leaders of the Alliance will discuss means to strengthen the Alliance’s defence strategy with a special emphasis put on Eastern Europe, where NATO will deploy four multinational battalions, and on the Middle East, where NATO is to deploy its AWACS surveillance aircraft to help counter ISIS. Additionally, some more political chapters will be on the agenda, especially with respect to the strengthening of EU-NATO relations and the way forward in a post-Brexit Europe. Nicolas Gros-Verheyde has the story.
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EU Tweets of the Week: Brexit turmoil

EU Tweets of the Week: Brexit turmoil | European Union | Scoop.it
Jennifer Baker presents the last EU Tweets of the Week, looking at the Mood, the Sad and the Ugly in a post-Brexit EU.
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Jennifer Baker presents the last EU Tweets of the Week, looking at the Mood, the Sad and the Ugly in the European Union Twittersphere this week: Most debated: The results of the UK referendum not only divided the European Union, but also showed a clear divide within the UK itself, sparking controversy all over Twitter. The Mood: Shocked, sad, angry… such were the reactions in the EU bubble after the results were unveiled. The Sad: Post-Brexit UK sees a surge in xenophobic and racist outbursts from Brexiters. Appalling. The Ugly: But amidst all the doom and gloom, the Twitteratti still raised a smile with their creative comments. Script: Marta Albertini | Production: Anne Rio
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EU Summit hijacked by Brexit

EU Summit hijacked by Brexit | European Union | Scoop.it
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the EPC, comments on June 28-29 EU Summit and addresses the political implications of Brexit.
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In a post-Brexit chaos, EU leaders gathered on June 28-29. They addressed, not only the outcome of the ‘Leave’ vote, but also discussed sensitive issues, such as the migratory crisis, the Single Market and EU’s external relations -although overshadowed by Brexit. Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre, comments on the deals struck, but also on the political implications of the UK referendum, the future of the 27 Member States-EU and the next steps of what will hopefully be a peaceful divorce. Janis A. Emmanouilidis has been working as the EPC’s Senior Policy Analyst since 1999 and was promoted to Director of Studies. His publications cover the EU’s overall political and institutional development, the sovereign debt crisis, EU integration, EU foreign policy as well as EU enlargement. Emmanouilidis also acts as an advisor to various governments, EU institutions, European parties and NGOs. You can read his latest publications here.
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Spectrum Policy: 2020 essential goal for Europe's economy

Spectrum Policy: 2020 essential goal for Europe's economy | European Union | Scoop.it
Stefan Koreneef, Andreas Geiss, Gunnar Hökmark MEP and Laszlo Toth debate the question: “Setting Spectrum free”
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Jennifer Baker, leading TECH journalist, is joined by Stefan Koreneef, Counsellor Economic Affairs Telecom and Better Regulation, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit for Spectrum Policy in DG CONNECT, Gunnar Hökmark MEP (EPP Group) and Laszlo Toth, Head of Office, GSMA Europe to discuss the 2020 Spectrum Policy as a catalytic boost for Europe’s economy. This highlight video presents the core discussions and conclusions of the live debate “Setting Spectrum free” held on Tuesday 21 June 2016, you can find the complete debate video here.
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Diplomatic Café: 20 June Foreign Affairs Council insights

Diplomatic Café: 20 June Foreign Affairs Council insights | European Union | Scoop.it
Johanna Bouquet and Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, Editor-in-Chief of Bruxelles2, discuss the issues on the agenda of the 20 June 2016 Foreign Affairs Council.
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ViEUws and B2 go behind-the-scene of European diplomacy. Johanna Bouquet, journalist at B2, is joined by Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, Editor-in-Chief of Bruxelles2, to discuss the main issues on the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council on 20 June 2016. It is a very busy agenda for the penultimate Foreign Affairs Council before the summer break. Foreign Affairs ministers will discuss the integrated EU policy for the Arctic and review the situation in the Sahel region. Over lunch, they will discuss the Middle East peace process. On top of that, they may adopt the decision to extend the EU NAVFOR Med Operation Sophia mandate, as well as two additional supporting tasks (the training of Libyan coastguards and the implementation of the UN arms embargo on the Libyan high seas). Nicolas Gros-Verheyde and Johanna Bouquet have the story.
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“I hope that the UK will choose to stay a vital part of the EU”, says ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake

“I hope that the UK will choose to stay a vital part of the EU”, says ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake | European Union | Scoop.it
Marietje Schaake MEP discusses what will happen to the EU’s trading power if Britain leaves the EU and the impact of Brexit on ongoing negotiations such as TTIP.
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Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament for the ALDE group, joins trade reporter Naomi Bar to discuss the upcoming British referendum. What will happen to the EU’s trading power if Britain would leave the EU, the impact on ongoing negotiations such as TTIP, the EU’s trade policy and much more is discussed with MEP Schaake.
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'3-4 months enough to change EU legislation concerning China', argues Daniel Caspary MEP

'3-4 months enough to change EU legislation concerning China', argues Daniel Caspary MEP | European Union | Scoop.it
Daniel Caspary,EPP Group INTA Committee spokesman, discusses China’s request for MES and the long-delayed reform of the EU TDIs.
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Daniel Caspary MEP, EPP Group INTA Committee spokesman, joins Joanna Sopinska, Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights to discuss China’s request for market economy status (MES) and the long-delayed reform of the EU trade defence instruments (TDIs).
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Commission needs to do more to protect the EU from illegal trade, says President US Steel Košice

Commission needs to do more to protect the EU from illegal trade, says President US Steel Košice | European Union | Scoop.it
US Steel Košice President discusses the EU-US cooperation with regards to Chinese steel dumping, the granting of market economy status (MES) and EU’s trade defence system.
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Scott Buckiso, President of US Steel Košice, an American steel company based in Slovakia, discusses the EU-US cooperation with regards to Chinese steel dumping, the granting of market economy status (MES) to China and EU’s trade defence system.
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EU Trade Briefing: TDIs, Argentina's biodiesel case, INTA & TiSA

EU Trade Briefing: TDIs, Argentina's biodiesel case, INTA & TiSA | European Union | Scoop.it
Joanna Sopinska, Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the second half of May 2016.
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In this latest Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the second half of May 2016. On May 16, the Commission is expected to announce new transparency tools for Trade Defence Instruments (TDIs) to increase predictability for all parties involved in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings. The new transparency measures are also meant to improve awareness of the procedural aspects of cases, deadlines in particular. On May 20, the Commission is expected to appeal the WTO ruling on Argentina’s biodiesel case issued on 29 March 2016. In the week of May 23, EU and the Philippines will convene the first-ever round of negotiations on their future free trade agreement. On May 24, INTA Committee will hold a consent vote on the agreement on Trade and Information Technology products reached during the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference last December. The deal is set to remove customs duties on a wide range of IT goods, including medical equipment, gaming consoles, and GPS devices. Between May 26 and June 3, TiSA negotiators will hold the 18th round of negotiations in Geneva. The round will coincide with the TiSA ministerial meeting scheduled for 1 June in Paris. This EU Trade briefing was first published on EU Trade Insights, more information and free trials here.
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