Trade

Internal market flourishes, but protectionism looms
Trade is booming within the European Union. The exchange of goods among the member states is flourishing on the EU's internal market. But there are worries about trade relations outside the EU. US President Donald Trump is putting the EU under pressure with punitive duties. Also, Europe likewise faces major challenges in structuring its trade relations with Britain after the British withdrawal from the EU.
British PM Boris Johnson (L) walks with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at a European Union Summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on October 17, 2019. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
British PM Boris Johnson (L) walks with […]

Five flashpoints in the Brexit trade talks

Britain and the EU have laid down their red lines for post-Brexit trade talks, setting up 11-months of gruelling negotiations just days after their historic divorce
European Council President Charles Michel (L), Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R) and Parliament President David Sassoli (C) give a press conference on Brexit at the EU Parliament in Brussels, on January 31, 2020. Photo: John Thys / AFP
European Council President Charles Miche […]

EU turns page on Brexit, moves on to trade talks

A resolute European Union sought Friday to turn the page on Brexit and move on to negotiating a looser, less favourable trading relationship with its departing British partner
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