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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A carnival float in Mainz, Germany, satirising the transatlantic trade talks. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

It’s a task that makes sense only by the logic of international trade strictures – which is why negotiators for the EU and the US are eager to change (...)

 Emily O’Reilly: “US resistance to publishing certain TTIP documents is not in itself sufficient to keep them from the European public.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Further steps are needed to increase transparency around the EU-US trade deal negotiations, European ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said as the Europea(...)

EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom,  who flies to Washington for talks on December 9th, amid concern about Washington’s commitment to concluding the negotiations before the next US election. Photograph: PA

in Brussels The trade deal between the European Union and the United States could offer valuable market opportunities for the Irish dairy industry, M(...)

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