Third country relationships with the European Union http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27982/all en FACTBOX-Five facts about EU-Latin American trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-five-facts-about-eu-latin-american-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - European Union leaders are meeting their Latin American counterparts this weekend in Santiago to win investments and speed up trade flows to lift Europe's stalled economy. But long-standing disputes make a breakthrough on a Mercosur free-trade pact unlikely.</p> <p>Here are five facts about trade between the EU and Latin America:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-five-facts-about-eu-latin-american-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations Foreign relations of Argentina Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:45:56 +0000 5739682 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Canada, EU won't finalize trade deal at talks this week -source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-2-canada-eu-wont-finalize-trade-deal-at-talks-week-sourc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Talks set to drag well beyond end-2012 target date</p> <p>* Canada, EU still have important differences</p> <p>* EU also eyeing possible treaty with United States (Adds reaction, background)</p> <p>By David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Canada and the European Union will not be able to conclude a long-delayed free-trade deal at ministerial talks set for Ottawa this week, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-2-canada-eu-wont-finalize-trade-deal-at-talks-week-sourc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Third country relationships with the European Union United States free trade agreements Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:15:53 +0000 5745738 at http://www.globalpost.com EU leaders to agree push for U.S. trade deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/eu-leaders-agree-push-us-trade-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Summit statement signals political will to try for U.S. deal</p> <p>* EU-U.S. deal would encompass one third of global trade</p> <p>By Robin Emmott and Andreas Rinke</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Europe's leaders will agree on Friday to push for a free-trade pact with the United States, according to a draft joint statement, putting the onus on the White House to respond to a proposal that would encompass half the world's economic output.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/eu-leaders-agree-push-us-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment European Union Federalism Health Politics Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:45:24 +0000 5749851 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-EU leaders agree to push for U.S. trade deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-eu-leaders-agree-push-us-trade-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Summit statement signals political will to try for U.S. pact</p> <p>* U.S. says EU leaders' support builds confidence towards an accord</p> <p>* EU-U.S. deal would encompass one-third of global trade</p> <p>* EU trade chief sees "difficult negotiations"</p> <p>By Robin Emmott and Andreas Rinke</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-eu-leaders-agree-push-us-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment European Commissioner for Trade European Union European Union Health Politics Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:46:08 +0000 5750372 at http://www.globalpost.com Talks fail to break deadlock on Canada, EU free trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/talks-fail-break-deadlock-canada-eu-free-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two days of face-to-face meetings between Canada's trade minister and his EU counterpart, ending late Thursday, failed to break a deadlock on the last stumbling blocks to reaching a free trade pact.</p> <p>"Progress was made in several of the areas that remain outstanding. However, further important work remains to be done, and the process of negotiations is continuing," a spokesman for Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast said Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/talks-fail-break-deadlock-canada-eu-free-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Politics of Belgium Politics of Europe Third country relationships with the European Union AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:46:42 +0000 5750383 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Canada, EU fail to settle differences over free trade pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-canada-eu-fail-settle-differences-over-free-trade-pact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>By David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Canada and the European Union failed to settle their differences on a proposed free trade deal this week at top-level talks to hammer out an agreement that is already well behind schedule.</p> <p>Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht spent Wednesday and Thursday in Ottawa discussing contentious issues including agricultural exports, intellectual property and public procurement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-canada-eu-fail-settle-differences-over-free-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada–European Union relations European Union Foreign relations Politics Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:30:41 +0000 5750477 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada, EU free trade talks fail to break deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canada-eu-free-trade-talks-fail-break-deadlock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two days of face-to-face meetings between Canada's trade minister and his EU counterpart, ending late Thursday, failed to break a deadlock on the last stumbling blocks to reaching a free trade pact.</p> <p>"Progress was made in several of the areas that remain outstanding. However, further important work remains to be done, and the process of negotiations is continuing," a spokesman for Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast said Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canada-eu-free-trade-talks-fail-break-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada–European Union relations European Union European Union Third country relationships with the European Union AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:16:19 +0000 5750525 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada, EU free trade talks fail to break deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canada-eu-free-trade-talks-fail-break-deadlock-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two days of face-to-face meetings between Canada's trade minister and his EU counterpart, ending late Thursday, failed to break a deadlock on the last stumbling blocks to reaching a free trade pact.</p> <p>"Progress was made in several of the areas that remain outstanding. However, further important work remains to be done, and the process of negotiations is continuing," a spokesman for Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast said Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canada-eu-free-trade-talks-fail-break-deadlock-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada–European Union relations European Union European Union Third country relationships with the European Union AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:16:22 +0000 5750526 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Obama calls for U.S. free trade pact with European Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-obama-calls-us-free-trade-pact-european-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US-EU trade talks expected to begin by June</p> <p>* Lawmakers press for action on EU farm trade barriers</p> <p>* Congress to work on new "trade promotion authority" law</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for talks on a far-reaching free trade agreement with the 27 nations of the European Union, throwing his weight behind a deal that would encompass half the world's economic output.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-obama-calls-us-free-trade-pact-european-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic integration Entertainment Environment European Union Free trade area Health Politics Technology Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:49:16 +0000 5755160 at http://www.globalpost.com India hopes to seal EU free trade deal by April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/india-hopes-seal-eu-free-trade-deal-april <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India expects to sign a "balanced and ambitious" free trade agreement with the European Union by April, an official statement said on Thursday.</p> <p>Chief negotiators for India and its largest trading partner will meet next month, capping a series of 15 rounds of talks, India's Trade Minister Anand Sharma said in a statement released by his ministry.</p> <p>"Loose ends, if any, will be dealt with at the ministerial level in April," Sharma said, adding "both sides expect to be able to close negotiations by April 2013". </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/india-hopes-seal-eu-free-trade-deal-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Federalism Labor Third country relationships with the European Union AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:02:46 +0000 5755524 at http://www.globalpost.com EU starts push for new trade pacts with North Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/eu-starts-push-new-trade-pacts-north-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ethan Bilby</p> <p>BRUSSELS, March 1 (Reuters) - The European Union began talks with Morocco on a free-trade deal on Friday, the EU's first in a planned series aimed at deepening trade ties with North African nations two years after a wave of Arab uprisings.</p> <p>"Just announced the launch of negotiations for a free-trade agreement with Morocco," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on his Twitter feed from Rabat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/eu-starts-push-new-trade-pacts-north-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Neighbourhood Policy European Union Foreign relations of Morocco Politics Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:45:38 +0000 5770997 at http://www.globalpost.com EU wants to include financial services in U.S. trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/eu-wants-include-financial-services-us-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top trade official said on Saturday he wants financial services to be included in negotiations on an ambitious EU-U.S. free trade pact.</p> <p>The United States and the 27-nation EU agreed last month to launch negotiations on a wide-ranging Transatlantic free trade agreement, but details of what the talks will cover have been limited.</p> <p>The EU's executive Commission approved a proposed European negotiating mandate last Tuesday but kept its contents secret.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/eu-wants-include-financial-services-us-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Politics of Belgium Politics of Europe Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Mar 2013 23:15:37 +0000 5785626 at http://www.globalpost.com White House gives Congress 90-day notice on EU trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/white-house-gives-congress-90-day-notice-eu-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday formally notified Congress of its plans to begin free trade talks with the 27-nation European Union, an effort to leverage the world's largest trade and investment relationship to create new economic growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/white-house-gives-congress-90-day-notice-eu-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic integration Environment European Union Free trade area Health International trade Politics Technology Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:15:52 +0000 5789164 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, EU to launch free trade talks next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japan-eu-launch-free-trade-talks-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan and the European Union will hold a summit next week at which they are expected to formally launch negotiations on a huge free trade deal, officials said on Friday.</p> <p>EU President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso will visit Tokyo for a one-day summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday, foreign ministry officials said.</p> <p>The two sides are expected to reach a final accord that will see the launch of long-awaited negotiations aiming to liberalise trade and remove barriers on services and investment, the officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japan-eu-launch-free-trade-talks-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Free trade agreements International relations Third country relationships with the European Union AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:16:14 +0000 5790774 at http://www.globalpost.com France threatens to delay quick start of EU-U.S. trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/france-threatens-delay-quick-start-eu-us-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - France threatened on Monday to delay the swift start of EU-U.S. trade talks if its red lines on culture and farm produce are not respected.</p> <p>Brussels and Washington hope to start negotiations in June on a transatlantic free-trade agreement that would encompass almost half the world's economy, and are seeking as broad a deal as possible to deliver strong economic growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/france-threatens-delay-quick-start-eu-us-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Federalism Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:31:25 +0000 5793527 at http://www.globalpost.com