Monday

29th May 2017

Ticker

France threatens to block EU-US trade talks

French trade minister Nicole Bricq told press Thursday France will block the launch of talks on an EU-US trade pact unless the deal excludes the audio-visual sector. "The position of France is that we want exclusion from discussion of cultural items. This is non-negotiable," she said, Reuters reports.

Agenda

China summit and Juncker in MEP tax hearing This WEEK

EU and China are holding their 19th summit at the end of the week, but attention will first shift to EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who will have to respond to tricky questions from MEPs on a Luxembourg tax scandal.

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