8th Jun 2023


EU announces trade deal with New Zealand

The EU reach on Thursday a new trade agreement with New Zealand, including commitments related to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and international labour rights that are enforceable through a new system of sanctions. EU exports could potentially grow by up to €4.5bn per year thanks to this deal, the European Commission said. From the first year of application, the agreement could save €140m in duties for EU companies annually.

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Final push for EU-Mercosur deal, amid deforestation fears

Finalising the EU-Mercosur agreement is a priority for the EU and the upcoming Spanish EU council presidency, ahead of the summit with Latin America and the Caribbean countries to be held in Brussels on 17 and 18 July.

Ministers given 50/50 chance of reaching EU asylum deal

EU home affairs ministers are gathering in Luxembourg to thrash out an agreement on core asylum and migration reforms. But expectations of an agreement, following their meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday remained mixed.

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