Interested to know if your country already has an action plan, target, financial incentives and a competence center for boosting innovation procurement? Check out the consolidated results of the benchmarking of the national policy frameworks for innovation procurement across the 28 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland.
On 5 May 2019, Australia joined the international Government Procurement Agreement. This gives EU companies access to Australia’s procurement market, estimated to be worth €69 billion annually.
Following the signature of the EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements on 19 October 2018, the European Parliament gave its consent on 13 February 2019 to conclude both agreements. These deals were created by dividing the initial free trade agreement reached between the EU and Singapore in 2014, but not ratified, into two separate instruments: a trade agreement and an investment protection agreement.
Against the backdrop of China’s growing economic power and political influence, the European Commission and the High Representative review European Union-China relations and the related opportunities and challenges.