Reacting to US president Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos this afternoon, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament reiterated their commitment to a multilateral world order and an international trade system that is free, open and fair.
Agenda items include the draft opinion on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters in EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), a presentation of the Commission Report on the implementation of Free Trade Agreements and a debate on the Canadian strategy on international trade.
A summary of the exchange of views with Emil Karanikolov, Bulgarian Minister of Economy, representing the President-in-Office of the Council, is available.
Two Bulgarian ministers – Mr Emil Karanikolov, Minister for the Economy, and Ms Monika Panayotova, Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU –presented today the Presidency priorities in their areas of responsibility before two committees of the European parliament – International Trade (INTA) and Constitutional Affairs (AFCO).
The Commission welcomes today’s publication of the negotiating directives for the new modernised EU-Chile association agreement by the Council.
Update: the joint staff working documents are now available.
The report published today jointly by the European Commission and the European External Action Service shows the positive impact of the European Union’s duty-rebate schemes on developing economies.