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From Oct 31, 2018:
Report: EU trade agreements deliver on growth and jobs, support sustainable development - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2018 The better access to foreign markets negotiated by the EU benefits European companies, workers and consumers. According to the second annual report about the implementation of trade agreements issued today, these agreements – covering nearly 70 markets all over the world...
From Oct 31, 2018:
Myanmar: EU mission assesses human rights and labour rights situation - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2018 A monitoring mission of experts from the European Commission and the European External Action Service visited Myanmar from 28 to 31 October. This follows deeply worrying developments highlighted in various United Nations reports, in particular as regards human rights violations in...
From Oct 22, 2018:
EU and Japan discuss economic cooperation at the 1st High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue - European Commission - Press release Tokyo, 22 October 2018 The EU and Japan held today in Tokyo the 1st EU-Japan High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue. The discussions covered a range of strategic topics of importance for EU-Japan relations and their cooperation in addressing global challenges.
From Oct 19, 2018:
EU and Singapore forge closer economic and political ties - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 October 2018 The European Union and Singapore have today signed three agreements, taking their political, trade, and investment relations to a new level. Together, they signify an important step towards increasing the EU's presence in a fast-growing, important region.
From Oct 17, 2018:
Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for signature and conclusion - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 17 October 2018 The European Commission today adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. Through this adoption, the Commission is demonstrating its commitment to putting these agreements in place as soon as possible.
From Oct 17, 2018:
EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 October 2018 Creating economic opportunities – defending values. Eliminating customs duties The EU-Vietnam trade agreement willeliminate over 99% of all tariffs, and partly remove the rest through limited zero-duty quotas, known as Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs).
From Oct 15, 2018:
The Commission welcomes Council green light for EU-Singapore Trade and Investment Agreements - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 October 2018 Today, EU Member States in the Council authorised the signature and conclusion of the trade and investment agreements between the EU and Singapore. Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: "I am very pleased that Member States have given their formal backing to...
From Sep 27, 2018:
Canada and the European Union hold the inaugural meeting of the CETA Joint Committee - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 September 2018 Canada and the EU held the first meeting of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Joint Committee in Montreal. The Joint Committee established under the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) held its first meeting in Montreal, Canada,...
From Sep 26, 2018:
Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 26 September 2018 Mr Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, and Ms Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, met in New York on 25 September 2018.
From Sep 25, 2018:
Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in torture tools - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 September 2018 UN work to shut down global trade in torture tools. On Monday, 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument - such as a binding convention...

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From Nov 08, 2018:
Africa-Europe Alliance: boosting sustainable energy investments in Africa - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 November 2018 A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa.
From Oct 29, 2018:
European Union commits €300 million for clean, healthy and safe oceans - Commission - Press release European Brussels, 29 October 2018 The European Union makes 23 new commitments at the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference, in Bali, Indonesia for better governance of the oceans. The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution,...
From Oct 29, 2018:
ANNEX – European Union commitments to Our Ocean 2018 - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 October 2018 The European Union makes 23 new commitments to the Our Ocean 2018 conference. These commitments represent around EUR 300 million and cover all six themes of Our Ocean. In addition, several EU Member States have their own commitments.
From Jul 25, 2018:
Space: 26 Galileo satellites now in orbit for improved EU satellite navigation signal - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 July 2018 Today four more Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in French Guiana on the European launcher Ariane-5. Now with a constellation of 26 satellites, the EU's global satellite navigation system will provide a more precise signal across a...
From Jun 22, 2018:
European Innovation Scoreboard 2018: Europe must deepen its innovation edge - Commission - Press release European Brussels, 22 June 2018 The Commission's 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard published today shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness.
From Jun 22, 2018:
2018 European Innovation Scoreboard: Frequently Asked Questions - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 June 2018 What is the European Innovation Scoreboard? The annual European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) provides a comparative assessment of research and innovation performance of the EU and European countries.
From Jun 14, 2018:
Dual quality of food: European Commission releases common testing methodology - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 June 2018 The European Commission has just released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU. The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's Science and Knowledge service, has developed a common methodology to allow national consumer...
From Jun 13, 2018:
EU budget: Stepping up the EU's role as a security and defence provider - European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 13 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase the EU's strategic autonomy, bolster the EU's ability to protect its citizens and make the EU a stronger global actor.
From Jun 07, 2018:
EU budget: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage of a well-functioning Single Market.
From Jun 06, 2018:
EU budget: A €16 billion Space Programme to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020 - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to devote €16 billion to help maintain and further enhance the EU's leadership in space. Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of Europeans and...

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