UK Economic Chief Outlines Proposed EU Reforms Amid Questions Over Trade Ramifications

Volume
19,
Number
37
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5 November 2015
5 November 2015
The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has outlined some of the areas where his country would like to see changes in its relationship with the EU, as London attempts to lay the groundwork for treaty renegotiation ahead of an impending referendum regarding its continued membership in the 28-nation...
5 November 2015
The collective ambition of the national climate action plans outlined by over 140 countries has been evaluated by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat as governments gear up for a fortnight of pivotal negotiations on a new, universal emissions-cutting deal due to be...
5 November 2015
The Canadian company petitioning for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline – a transboundary project which would bring crude oil and bitumen from the Athabasca tar sands in Canada’s western province of Alberta to US refineries – has asked Washington to put on hold its review of the project’s...
5 November 2015
The fallout from a ruling by the EU’s highest court invalidating a 15-year data transfer agreement between the EU and US continues to build, with officials now eyeing a mid-November meeting in Washington as a potential opportunity to advance talks for a new framework that would take its place. The...
5 November 2015
Talks among WTO members on the potential for an export competition outcome to be delivered at the upcoming ministerial conference in Nairobi, Kenya, continue to move forward, sources say, though officials warn that various key gaps still remain before a solution can be confirmed. The global trade...
5 November 2015
Several new texts have been circulated in recent weeks in the WTO’s Rules Negotiating Group, even as members of the global trade body tussle over the broader package of possible outcomes for its Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) due to be held in just over a month in Nairobi, Kenya. The new...
5 November 2015
Members of the European Parliament during a plenary session on Wednesday 28 October voted 577 to 75 against a proposed draft EU law that would allow the individual member states to restrict or prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) found in food or feed, even after these have...
5 November 2015
Earlier this week, the WTO’s poorest members – known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group – reviewed the notifications of preferential measures in support of LDC services and services suppliers during a dedicated session of the WTO’s Council on Trade in Services (CTS). According to sources...
5 November 2015
The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity at the global trade arbiter, with the establishment of a WTO panel in Vietnam’s complaint against Indonesian safeguard measures on iron and steel; an appeal filed by Panama in its financial services dispute with Argentina; and the filing of a...
5 November 2015
Preparations for potential trade talks between the EU and New Zealand are set to gear up, officials announced on 29 October, following a meeting between EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Council President Donald Tusk, and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. “The European Union and New...
5 November 2015
China, Japan, and South Korea have agreed to resume regular trilateral meetings – and ramp up discussions for a trade pact between them – after the countries’ leaders held their first summit in more than three years in Seoul on Sunday. “The trilateral cooperation mechanism is back on track,”...
5 November 2015
Coming Soon 8-12 November, Daegu, South Korea. SOLAR WORLD CONGRESS 2015. Hosted by the Korean Solar Energy Society, this year’s International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress will feature keynote addresses by international experts in this field, as well as technical presentations...
5 November 2015
FOURTEENTH UNCTAD-OECD REPORT ON G-20 INVESTMENT MEASURES. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (October 2015). This latest report finds that members of the G-20 coalition of major advanced and...