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From Dec 20, 2018:
EU steps up WTO action against China's forced technology transfers - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 December 2018 The European Union challenged today in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) the systemic practices that force European companies to give up sensitive technology and know-how as a precondition for doing business in China.
From Dec 14, 2018:
WTO sides with the EU in appeal on Brazil's industrial tax measures - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 December 2018 The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) sided with the EU's arguments concerning Brazil's industrial tax measures that disadvantage EU companies.
From Dec 12, 2018:
EU-Japan trade agreement on track to enter into force in February 2019 - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2018 The European Commission welcomes today's approval in the European Parliament of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement.
From Dec 12, 2018:
Key elements of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 December 2018 The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will boost trade in goods and services as well as create opportunities for investment. The agreement will further improve the position of EU exporters and investors on Japan's large market, while including strong guarantees for the...
From Nov 27, 2018:
Study: Trade supports over 36 million jobs across the EU - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 November 2018 Two new studies published today by the European Commission highlight the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond. EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds...
From Nov 27, 2018:
New report provides further evidence of link between trade and jobs - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 November 2018 The European Commission today published a report entitled, “EU exports to the world: effects on employment and income”. The report covers the period from 2000 to 2017 – the latest figures available.
From Nov 26, 2018:
WTO reform: EU proposes way forward on the functioning of the Appellate Body - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 November 2018 Today, the EU together with other members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) - Australia, Canada, China, Iceland, India, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Switzerland – unveiled a proposal for concrete changes to overcome the current deadlock in the...
From Nov 20, 2018:
Commission welcomes agreement on foreign investment screening framework - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 20 November 2018 Today the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on an EU framework for screening foreign direct investment. The package agreed will ensure that the EU and its Member States are equipped to protect their essential interests...
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...

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From Dec 12, 2018:
Circular Economy: Agreement on Commission proposal to boost the use of organic and waste-based fertilisers - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2018 The EU institutions have found an agreement on new EU rules on fertilisers proposed by the Commission in 2016 as a key deliverable of the Circular Economy Package.
From Dec 11, 2018:
Commission launches Circular Plastics Alliance to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 11 December 2018 Today, the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation.
From Nov 27, 2018:
Brexit preparedness: provisional agreement reached on amending EU rules in the area of type-approvals for vehicles - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 November 2018 The European Commission welcomes today's provisional agreement at trilogue level on its proposal to change EU rules in the area of type-approvals for vehicles.
From Nov 22, 2018:
Commission acts to make standardisation in the Single Market more efficient - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 22 November 2018 Today the European Commission presents an action plan to enhance efficiency, transparency and legal certainty in the development of harmonised standards for a fully functioning Single Market.
From Nov 22, 2018:
The Single Market: Europe's best asset in a changing world - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 November 2018 Today the European Commission presents a fresh assessment of the situation in the Single Market and calls on Member States to renew their political commitment to the Single Market.
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.

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