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Thousands of people demonstrate against TTIP and CETA in the centre of Brussels this week. Photograph: Reuters/Eric Vidal

EU ministers gather in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava today for a key meeting on EU trade policy as doubts continue over the feasibility of agree(...)

The European Commission is hoping to endorse the CETA trade deal at an  EU-Canada summit next month

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor says she has had been contacted by a number of US multinationals since the European Commission ruled that App(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: at meetings in Brussels today she is  expected to call for negotiators to continue progressing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal. Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise Mary Mitchell O’Connor is to meet EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in Brussels today amid growing (...)

European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, Pierre Moscovici: Asked whether the Apple decision  constituted an intervention in Irish internal affairs, he said: “Ireland is a country that benefits more than any other . . . from belonging to the EU. It is a champion of growth, and so it must approve of EU rules.” File photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Pierre Moscovici, the EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, has said the commission is “certain” its decision to charge Apple €13 billio(...)

Protesters wear masks of US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they demonstrate against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement before the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany on April 24th. Photograph: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

As Air Force One prepared to touch down in Germany last weekend for the final leg of president Barack Obama’s European tour, thousands of protestors a(...)

 Jean-Claude Juncker: met with European Council president Donald Tusk and New Zealand prime minister John Key yesterday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The EU is to open preparatory talks with New Zealand on a new trade agreement with the aim of liberalising trade between them. The announcement cam(...)

Protesters, many against the so-called fast track trade authority of the TTP trade agreement, rally outside a hotel where US President Barack Obama held a meeting in Portland, Oregon last week. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Should proposed US plurilateral trade agreements be welcomed? This is a big question, not least for those who consider the liberalisation of world tra(...)

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom gives a press briefing ahead of the TTIP negotiations. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Small and medium-sized firms will be the big winners of an EU-US trade deal, according to a report published by the European Commission yesterday. As(...)

EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström: has inherited one of the trickiest portfolios in Jean-Claude Juncker’s commission. PHOTOGRAPH: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Sitting in her fourth floor office in the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström is resolutely upbeat a(...)

Demonstrators from Friends of the Earth Europe protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

In June 2013. in the final weeks of Ireland’s European Union presidency, the bloc’s 28 member states gave the go-ahead to Brussels to start negotiatin(...)

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