Friday

15th Dec 2017

Ticker

EU reaches preliminary deal to allow higher dumping duties

Member states and the European Parliament reached a political agreement on Tuesday night reinforcing EU trade defences, including allowing higher dumping duties in case of state-subsidised market distortion - seen as a tool against Chinese practices. The deal will have to be approved by the council and the EP. Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said the EU will now have the necessary tools to "tackle quickly and effectively unjust trading practices".

Analysis

EU mulls post-Brexit balance of euro and non-eurozone states

Brexit will dramatically change the balance between EU members states that have the euro and those that don't. The thinking on the future of the eurozone is done at EU-27 level - but opposing camps will have to be reconciled.

EU asylum debate reopens old wounds

EU leaders discussed asylum reforms in an effort to reach a consensus by next June, but divisions remain wide as concept of 'solidarity' becomes ever more elusive.

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