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EU makes pitch for arbitration court to unblock U.S. trade talks

“BRUSSELS, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The European Union’s trade chief outlined a plan on Wednesday for a new European court system to settle trade disputes, aiming to unblock negotiations with the United States and achieve the world’s biggest free-trade agreement. Fears that U.S. multinationals could use private arbitration rules in the proposed trade pact to… Read more »

Divided EU lawmakers postpone vote on U.S. trade deal

“The European Parliament failed on Tuesday to agree a unified stance on a proposed trade deal with the United States, postponing a vote that was meant to cement its support for the biggest accord of its kind. (…)”

EU lawmakers back arbitration in U.S. trade deal

“BRUSSELS, May 28 (Reuters) – European lawmakers supported on Thursday including investor arbitration in a free-trade deal with the United States, a breakthrough on one of the biggest obstacles to a transatlantic accord. (…)”

Ukraine moves closer to unfettered trade access to European Union

“BRUSSELS, March 20 (Reuters) – Influential European lawmakers backed a package of nearly 500 million euros ($695 million) in annual trade benefits for Ukraine on Thursday, opening the way for duty-free Ukrainian exports into the European Union from late April. (…)”

EU takes Brazil to WTO over ‘protectionist’ car taxes

“(Reuters) – The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday over the South American nation’s taxes on imports from cars to computers, but insisted the dispute should have no bearing on delicate free-trade talks. (…)”