Find out how much the EU aims to benefit from globalisation while tackling its negative effects on employment. Globalisation creates job opportunities but can also result in job losses. Managing globalisation to make the most of it is a priority for the EU as is trying to create a more social Europe that helps redundant workers find new jobs.
As part of its commitment to transparency, implemented since the beginning of the current Commission mandate, the European Commission today published its regular reports summarising the latest progress in trade negotiations with Australia, Chile, Indonesia and New Zealand, as well as the investment talks with China.
Update – the programme is now available.
This year’s Public Forum theme is ‘Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World’. The sub-themes will be: “services — the next trade frontier”, “the next generation — what do Millennials & Gen Z want to see from global trade” and “the next chapter of the WTO — strengthening the trading system”.
This report presents tables and graphs outlining the state of and recent development in European external trade.
The Study has been requested by the INTA Committee.
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €40.5 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2019, up from a surplus of €40.2 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2018 and down from a surplus of €58.3 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2018, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
EU exports of pork, beef, olive oil and dairy products are expected to continue increasing in 2019. Pork exports are especially driven by Chinese demand, while production is expected to stabilise. These are among the main findings of the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets, published on 3 July 2019 by the European Commission.
This document summarizes the EU-Mercosur agreement as concluded by the parties.
Minister Ștefan-Radu Oprea signed today, on behalf of the European Union, the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) between EU and Vietnam. The ceremony took place in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.