The study compares regional policies of China, Brazil, ASEAN and MERCOSUR with the EU’s Cohesion Policy to inspire the policy debate on its future after 2020. Despite the fact that these countries differ significantly from the EU, they attach great importance to territorial policies and provide useful suggestions. Strategic priorities are supported by flexible territorial concentration and competition rules in their regional policies, and cooperation among regions and administrative capacity building are key components of policy implementation.
Update: A meeting report is now available.
The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations aim to reach a plurilateral agreement among those WTO members willing to open markets further on services ranging from financial services and e-commerce to maritime transport. The consultants carrying out this study are the consortium ECORYS/CEPR. The interim report was published in February 2017.
Between 10 and 13 December the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will hold its 11th biannual ministerial conference in Buenos Aires. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is joining other trade ministers for an informal preparatory meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. This meeting helps to set the agenda for the larger formal gathering in Argentina.
Brussels, 4 October 2017 – European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, supports the agreement on a new EU trade defence regime that was reached yesterday during a final Trilogue meeting between the European Parliament, Commission and Council in Strasbourg.
Update: The agenda includes items related to environment, digital and transport policy.