Trade Policy

Hungary: Lawmakers OK labor code changes seen as 'slave law'

Dec 12, 2018

Hungary's parliament has approved amendments to the labor code that trade unions and opponents have criticized as "slave law" benefiting employers

The Latest: May says UK, EU need 'courage, trust' on Brexit

Oct 17, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences and strike a divorce deal

US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is criticizing the EU for moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out

The Latest: Tusk says new thinking required in Brexit talks

Oct 16, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk says new thinking is required to end the Brexit standoff and is likening the Irish border problem to the mythical Gordian Knot that cannot be untied.

US, EU aim to ease some trade barriers by November

Sep 10, 2018

U.S. trade officials say they hope to reach agreement with the EU on lifting some technical barriers to trade between the two powers by November

On front line of trade, EU ports fear overnight Brexit chaos

Sep 10, 2018

The risk of a sudden return of tariffs and border controls in trade with Britain is starting to unnerve companies and authorities in continental Europe, particularly in places like ports.

EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

Aug 30, 2018

The EU's top trade official says the bloc is in exploratory talks with the US to see whether it would be possible to reach a limited trans-Atlantic agreement on goods tariffs

EU urges US to cut red tape on liquefied natural gas exports

Aug 9, 2018

The EU is urging the US to cut red tape and simplify rules for the export of its liquefied natural gas if Washington wants the 28-nation bloc to buy more

Trump vs EU: next round in battle features White House visit

Jul 24, 2018

A key European Union leader is sitting down with U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday, hoping to stave off a trans-Atlantic trade war in which U.S. tariffs on cars could be the tipping point

EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

Jul 19, 2018

The European Union's trade chief says that the bloc is already preparing a list of "rebalancing measures" in case U.S. President Donald Trump would impose tariffs on imported cars and auto parts

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