In a ruling published on 10 August, the World Trade Organisation rejected most of Russia’s claims concerning the alleged incompatibility of the EU’s energy policy measures with the multilateral trade rules.
“The result of the meeting between Trump and Juncker allows for a relaxation of the very tense transatlantic relationship but it is still far from normal. We are relieved that further escalation of the trade conflict was avoided and duties on European cars do not seem to be an issue any more at this point. However, as long as the US has not lifted the illegal tariffs on aluminium and steel, the situation remains critical.”
Japan and the European Union do both see the world in the same way. We believe that we can make each other stronger, safer and more prosperous when we work together in a rules-based international system. Nowhere is this more obvious than when it comes to trade.
Following the second EU-CELAC ministerial meeting, participants adopted a declaration.