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EU-US free talks are floundering amid increased public opposition in some member states.
The controversial TTIP and CETA pacts with the US and Canada respectively are both on the table.
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Talks over the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – or TTIP – between Europe and the US have essentially failed, but ‘nobody is really admitting it’‘, Germany’s economy minister
Brexit has put a nail in the coffin of the EU’s bid to create the world’s biggest free trade zone with the USA, campaigners say.
The European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada has been put on a slow track for approval requiring ratification by the bloc’s national parliaments.
President Obama has stood by his comment that Britain will move to the back of the queue post-Brexit when it comes to trade deals with the United States.
A food fight between Europe and the US over protection for products like Feta cheese, Champagne and Parma ham could block the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade deal.
France has given its strongest indication yet that it’s opposed to the controversial transatlantic trade deal being negotiated between the US and the
Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken EU protection laws on the environment and public health.
The US has been putting pressure on the European Union to scrap or change environmental and health legislation in trade talks according to leaked
More than 30,000 protesters hit the streets of Hannover to rally against the proposed US-EU trade deal. It came ahead of a visit to Germany by
More than 30,000 protesters have taken to the streets of Hannover in northern Germany ahead of a visit by US president Barack Obama. The
Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the German city of Hanover on Saturday to denounce a proposed EU-US free trade deal – on the eve of a
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Brussels on Wednesday hoping to end a deadlock over a proposed free trade agreement that stalled four
A handful of Greenpeace activists tried to blockade the venue where EU and US negotiators met for trade talks on Monday (February 22). Brussels and
Organisers are hailing a huge success, claiming that 250,000 people marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest against proposed free trade deals
TPP: the initials may mean little to many outside the Pacific rim. Yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Monday will be the world’s biggest
Twelve Pacific Rim nations have ended negotiations without agreeing on a regional trade deal. Trade ministers negotiating the Trans-Pacific
Bolivian President Evo Morales calls on Europe to rethink its ties with Latin America, saying a trade deal should focus on complementarity and solidarity rather than competition.
African leaders have signed a agreement in Egypt to create a new free-trade zone stretching from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area
MEPs voiced their anger on Wednesday after a European Parliament vote on the controversial free trade deal between the EU and the US, known as
The leaders of 26 African nations have been laying the groundwork for an African Free Trade Union in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Behind
US President Barack Obama and have Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerged smiling, but empty handed, from talks in Washington. The two nations
As the ninth round of negotiations on the EU-US free trade deal wrapped up in New York, a battle was brewing over trade deals in Washington
The EU and US are in talks to create the world’s biggest free trade zone, claiming it will make both regions richer than ever But critics question the alleged economic benefits of the deal – called th
Activists will take to the streets on Saturday (April 18) in what is expected to be one of the biggest protests against the EU-US trade deal.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he has ordered 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets. The move, an effort to modernise his country’s ageing
EU-US trade – fears and hopes Food, cars, energy, finance and chemicals are some of the sectors affected by the free trade negotiations between the