Finance & Trade

  • ECJ Adviser: EU Law Requires Unique Labeling of Israeli Settlement Products

    June 19, 2019

    Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) Advocate General Gerard Hogan has advised the ECJ that EU law requires goods produced in territories “occupied” by Israel since 1967 to be labeled with the geographical name of this territory and whether they came from an Israeli settlement.

  • EU National Ministers Advance Plan for Eurozone Budget

    June 14, 2019

    Reuters reports that national ministers of EU member states have agreed to key features of a eurozone budget that would become operational in 2021 to fund investments and reforms in countries that have adopted the euro, though some countries opposed the use of the budget to stabilize countries’ economies in the event of crises.

  • Study Finds Need for Irish Border Customs Posts in Event of No-Deal Brexit

    June 13, 2019

    The BBC reports that a study commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy asserts that Ireland will have to build customs inspection points closer to its border with Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit and floats the idea of “integrated logistics centres” that would streamline customs checks in the future.

  • UK, South Korea Agree to Post-Brexit Free Trade

    June 10, 2019

    The BBC reports that, in another instance of UK government action to soften the economic impact of Brexit, British authorities have signed an outline deal with South Korea to continue free trade between the two countries after the UK withdraws from the EU.

  • EU Institutions Launch 100-Million-Euro Clean Energy Fund

    June 05, 2019

    The European Commission, European Investment Bank, and investor-led climate fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures have launched a 100-million-euro investment fund to “bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market” in an effort to reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions.

  • UK, Ireland Preserve Common Travel Area

    May 30, 2019

    The Irish Examiner reports that Britain and Ireland have signed a deal preserving the Common Travel Area providing for free movement of UK and Irish citizens and shared access to healthcare and education after Brexit.

  • Lawyer Explains Problems with EU-UK Customs Union

    May 30, 2019

    International trade lawyer Shanker Singham has warned that an EU-UK customs union after Brexit would mean Britain would no longer have a significant voice in its own trade policy.

  • US Ambassador Warns UK on EU Customs Union

    May 30, 2019

    US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson has warned that the agreement of a new customs union between the UK and EU after Brexit would complicate efforts to strike a UK-US free trade deal.

  • EP Requires ESG Disclosure for Pan-European Pension Fund

    April 29, 2019

    Paulina Pielichata reports that the European Parliament (EP) has clarified requirements for institutions that plan to sell the newly created pan-European pension product, including a mandate that such sellers disclose the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies of their funds.

  • EU Body Points to SDGs as Top Priority

    April 26, 2019

    The European Economic and Social Committee has adopted an opinion calling for EU institutions to pursue a “holistic and cross-sector policy” strategy in an effort to “become the global leader” in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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