The hearing has been postponed due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
Update – a joint report has been issued.
The Canadian authorities will organise the second session of the CETA civil society forum to tackle the trade and sustainability aspects of the agreement.
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, strengthening democratic institutions, the rule of law, environmental and climate resilience, supporting the digital transformation, and promoting fair and inclusive societies.
As signatories to the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the European Union (EU) and Canada are committed to phasing-out production and consumption of methyl bromide (MB), with exemptions for quarantine and pre-shipment uses of MB.
The European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today proposed the basis for a new strategy with Africa. The communication sets out proposals to intensify cooperation through partnerships in five key areas: green transition; digital transformation; sustainable growth and jobs; peace and governance; and migration and mobility. Based on this document, Europe will engage discussions with African partners towards a new joint strategy to be endorsed at the European Union – African Union Summit in October 2020.
This EIAS Lunch Briefing for stakeholders from the European and Belgian business community will provide an in-depth perspective on the particularities and technicalities of the FTA and IPA agreements, their implementation and how businesses can maximise the benefits derived from these agreements.