This meeting allowed for a wide ranging dialogue including: political and economic developments in the EU and in Myanmar; trade and investment.
The fifth meeting of the EU-Ecuador Bilateral Consultation Mechanism was held in Brussels on 14 May. During the meeting, both parties expressed satisfaction with the positive evolution and the intensification of the bilateral relationship between Ecuador and the European Union in its various dimensions.
The European Commission today adopted a proposal for a Council Decision authorising negotiations to modernise the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), to which the EU is part. These negotiations aim to revise the provisions of the ECT so that they reflect modern investment standards, such as the EU’s reformed approach on investment protection.
This seminar will focus on the EU-Japan Partnership Agreement (EPA) as an example of open and fair trade as advocated by the EU and Japan. It will also detail the strong leadership that the EU and Japan are undertaking in advancing the discussions of WTO reform and in defending multilateralism.