Parliament rejected a request by 89 MEPs to refer the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for an opinion on Wednesday.
“EU citizens must be better informed of the progress of EU-US talks on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), said MEPs from all political groups debating the issue with EU trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on Tuesday afternoon. (…)”
“Plans for a tool to allow EU countries to prevent non-EU firms from bidding for public procurement contracts worth €5 million or more unless their home countries reciprocate by allowing EU firms to do likewise were approved by Parliament on Wednesday. (…)”
“Am Mittwoch hat das Parlament Bestimmungen angenommen, die EU-Staaten erlauben, Firmen aus Drittländern von öffentlichen Aufträgen über 5 Millionen Euro auszuschließen, sofern diese Länder EU-Firmen eine Teilnahme am Bieterwettbewerb ebenfalls nicht gestatten. (…)”
“A draft law that could bar non-EU firms from bidding for public procurement contracts in the EU unless their home countries allow EU firms reciprocal access to their public procurement markets was endorsed by the International Trade Committee on Thursday. (…)”
Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe will get duty- and quota-free access to the EU market, under the EU’s first economic partnership deal, endorsed by Parliament on Thursday, with an African region.