EU To Strike Trade Deal with Mercosur Countries

The European Union and Mercosur have reached a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade agreement.  The new trade framework – part of a wider Association Agreement between the two regions – will consolidate a strategic political and economic partnership and create significant opportunities for sustainable growth on both sides, while respecting the environment…

European Companies Fuel Destruction of Amazon Rainforest

A new report from Amazon Watch is said to show that European companies have “played a direct role in financing firms that fuel the destruction of the Brazilian Amazon” under the country’s new president Jair Bolsonaro. The report details a series of prominent European corporate buyers and investors that reportedly have business ties to what campaigners…

As EU-Azerbaijan Partnership Strengthens, survey shows strong support for Aliyev’s policies 

Survey shows strong support for Aliyev’s policies

More than 90 percent of the text of the new EU-Azerbaijan trade and political agreement deal is already agreed, it has been revealed. The news, which emerged from this week’s Azerbaijan-EU Cooperation Council in Brussels, coincides with publication of a new survey by a French pollster showing that over 85% of those polled appraised  Azerbaijani…

ACP and EU join forces in Fight Against Climate Change

Partnership ACP and EU in Fight Against Climate Change

MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs discussed the future of the partnership and agreed to enhance support for education and the fight against climate change. During the 37th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 18 to 20 March in Bucharest, Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from 78…

European Prospects on Ukraine’s Nuclear Market

Prospects on Ukraine’s Nuclear Market

Efforts to combat corruption in Ukraine’s public procurement have started to bear fruit as the new electronic online system “ProZorro” has become increasingly effective and competent, writes James Wilson.  According to Ukrainian law all public procurement tenders must be offered on “ProZorro” which guarantees transparency and the openness of competitive bids in the procurement of…