European Council Summit Poised to Tackle Trade, Migration, and Brexit Progress

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22,
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23
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28 June 2018
28 June 2018
Leaders of the EU’s 28 member states will meet at a high-stakes European Council Summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to address migration, security, trade, and economic affairs, including weighing options for Eurozone reform. Leaders will also meet in an EU 27 format to take stock of the...
28 June 2018
Trade delegates in Geneva had an intensive agenda last Friday during a meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) at the organisation’s headquarters. Notably, members debated how to resolve an impasse over filling vacancies at the top global trade court, particularly given that a fourth...
28 June 2018
Congressional lawmakers in the US House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill last week, with the legislation moving forward by a slim margin. However, sources familiar with the process note that the House version is far from final, given that the Senate version shows significant differences...
28 June 2018
Legislation to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is making its way through both the Canadian and Japanese legislatures, officials say, bringing the deal closer to entering into force. Earlier this month, Canadian international trade minister François-...
28 June 2018
The administration of US President Donald Trump is planning to support legislation that would upgrade existing measures for preventing “harmful foreign acquisitions” from foreign firms that could risk sensitive technologies. The announcement comes after weeks of uncertainty over whether Washington...
28 June 2018
Top officials from the EU and China pledged on Monday 25 June to ramp up efforts to negotiate a sweeping investment accord, along with confirming plans to set up a “working group” on reforming the World Trade Organization. The discussions, convened in the context of an existing platform known as...
28 June 2018
The EU is looking to increase its emissions reduction target for the year 2030 under the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change following the political consensus on three clean energy files over the past fortnight. Under the Paris Agreement, all countries have made climate pledges, known as...
28 June 2018
Coming Soon 4 July, Geneva, Switzerland. ADVANCING A GLOBAL AGENDA ON TRADE AND MIGRATION. This workshop is being organised jointly by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the goal of developing ongoing...
28 June 2018
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND DIGITAL TRADE IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BIG DATA. By Xavier Seuba, Christophe Geiger, and Julien Pénin for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) (June...