EU Negotiators Strike Deals on Three Clean Energy Files, Eyeing 2030 Climate Goals

Volume
22,
Number
22
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21 June 2018
21 June 2018
Over the past few days, negotiators from the European Commission, Parliament, and Council have reached political agreements on three major legislative proposals under the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package , namely those on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy union governance...
21 June 2018
The past fortnight has seen a series of developments in the US-China trading relationship, amid announcements from the US on the planned imposition of tariffs covering thousands of Chinese products, while hinting at the potential for more, and responses from Beijing that their government is...
21 June 2018
On Monday 18 June, the EU and Australia formally launched negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA). European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström travelled to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Minister for Trade Steven Ciobo in Canberra, Australia to begin the...
21 June 2018
WTO members reconvened last week to deliberate over new options to curb subsidies that encourage fishing of overfished stocks. The members also updated a set of “ working documents ” that aim to lay the groundwork for the next stage of negotiations, adding a section on definitions that builds off...
21 June 2018
One month after negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States were unable to meet an informal deadline for modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), talks are reportedly due to resume for the trilateral trade pact within weeks, though exact dates are not yet clear. Trade...
21 June 2018
Officials from India and the US engaged in intense debate at the WTO last week over whether New Delhi’s farm subsidies for wheat and rice are “vastly in excess” of the figures that the South Asian economy has reported to the organisation. The debate came following a formal submission from...
21 June 2018
Italy’s agriculture minister has hinted that his country’s legislature might not ratify a major free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, citing concerns over whether the existing accord provides sufficient protections for signature Italian foodstuffs. “We will not ratify the free trade...
21 June 2018
Coming Soon 25 June, Gothenburg, Sweden. FRONTIERS OF RESEARCH ON CARBON MARKETS: THEORY AND EVIDENCE FOR POLICY. This event, organised by the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, brings together academics and policymakers to discuss the latest research on carbon markets...
21 June 2018
INVENTORY OF ENERGY SUBSIDIES IN THE EU’S EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (June 2018). This report aims to provide a detailed set of data regarding energy subsidies in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, in a bid...