In September 2017, the European Commission announced a renewed EU industrial policy that aims at empowering European industries to deliver sustainable growth and jobs. Despite the renewed momentum for industrial policy, many questions remain about the specifics of the proposed policy, the role of strategic value chains and the implementation of industrial policy on a national level. Our event will bring policymakers, key industry sectors and experts together to address these issues ahead of the new EU political cycle.
Discussions on a new trade agreement between the EU and Mexico took place last week in Mexico City, following up on the intensive work just before the Christmas.
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, trade and transport policy.
Update: the meeting report is now available.
The purpose of the meeting is to debrief civil society organisations on the status of the EU-Indonesia trade negotiations and to exchange views on the topic.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Mexican Secretary of Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo today reflected on the state-of-play after the latest negotiation round for a new trade agreement. This forms part of an updated Global Agreement between the two partners.
The European Economic and Social Committee adopted its opinion on The core role of trade and investment in meeting and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its December Plenary Session (Rapporteur: Jonathan Peel, UK; Co-rapporteur: Christophe Quarez, FR).
Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.
Following the political agreement in principle reached in July 2017, a final accord on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was announced on 8 December 2017. The Commission aims that the agreement come into effect before the end of its mandate in 2019, after the approval of the Council and the European Parliament. However, negotiations on investment protection standards and investment protection dispute resolution will continue.