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.
Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans (L) and President Ursula von der Leyen unveil the 'European Green Deal' during a press conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels on July 14, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
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Joe Biden (centre) is flanked by Ursula von der Leyen (left) and Charles Michel ahead of the EU-US summit in Brussels. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
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US, EU strike Airbus-Boeing deal, turn to China ‘challenges’

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France's President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) look at US President Donald Trump during a 2019 NATO summit in Watford. Photo: Christian Hartmann / AFP-Pool / File
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Five sore points in EU-US ties

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The EU has already launched legal proceedings against the UK after it delayed custom controls on some goods arriving in Northern Ireland from mainland Britain. Photo: Paul Faith / AFP
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UK urges EU ‘flexibility’ for post-Brexit N. Ireland trade

Britain and the EU hold key talks about implementing the Brexit deal, with London urging "flexibility" from Brussels over trading arrangements in Northern Ireland blamed for sparking violence
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