This study by the Greens/EFA offers a comprehensive review of the disciplines and mechanisms covered in the hundreds of pages of text which make up the agreement, and of their potential effects. It covers all chapters published so far, addressing changes to trade flows in goods and services, rules, standard-making and non-tariff barriers to trade.
The European Commission published today the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to be addressed. Intellectual property rights infringements worldwide cost European firms billions of euros in lost revenue and put thousands of jobs at risk. Today’s report identifies three groups of countries on which the EU will focus its action.
On 26 November 2019, the European Commission hosted the 11th EU-Brazil Digital Economy Dialogue in Brussels. The dialogue was an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of the 12-year Strategic Partnership between the EU and Brazil, to recognise the achievements of the bilateral cooperation on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Digital Transformation and to deepen this fruitful partnership.
Upon their return from COP25 in Madrid, MEPs Mick Wallace (Independents for Change, Ireland), Idoia Villanueva (Podemos, Spain) and Petros Kokkalis (SYRIZA, Greece) have issued a statement.