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.

The EU’s major tax-dodging cases

The high-profile cases in which the European Union's competition watchdog has launched investigations on member states for granting tax breaks to multinational companies.
"Yes we are global payers, but we have to be global players too," the head of the EU executive told lawmakers Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
"Yes we are global payers, but we have t […]

Juncker urges EU to become ‘global player’ with muscular foreign policy

Europe must become "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says in his annual address to parliament.
German economy minister Peter Altmaier pictured during a joint press conference with the European Commission Vice-President in charge of Energy at the Economy Ministry in Berlin on July 17, 2018
German economy minister Peter Altmaier p […]

Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

Germany's economy minister lashes out at US President Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to "dictate" Europe's dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions.
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