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The Council today adopted a negotiating mandate to enable the Commission to participate in plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce.
According to preliminary data for 2018, the EU’s exports of services to the rest of the world increased by 0.7% between 2017 and 2018, from €912.4 billion to €918.5 billion, while imports increased by 1.1%, from €720.7 billion to €728.4 billion.
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.