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Stakes high on trade deals - EUbusiness Week newsletter 761


EUbusiness Week 761 top stories: UK will "play a full role" after it leaves the EU: May; Steel, market access top China-EU talks agenda; Car emissions: Fiat Chrysler grilled on 'defeat devices'; EU to extend digital partnership to eastern neighbours; Better spending needed to regain citizens' trust: ECA; EU looks to curb subsidies causing overfishing

Publisher's Note

Could CETA be Europe's last free trade agreement? Strong words from EU president Donald Tusk at the start of the EU summit Thursday, as Europe's leaders tried to address Belgian concerns about the EU-Canada trade deal.

The EU is desperate for a deal because, as Mr Tusk concedes, the issue goes beyond CETA. If the EU cannot convince its public that trade agreements are in their best interest, then the EU is going to find it much harder with the other trade deals currently being negotiated around the globe.
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Publisher, EUbusiness


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1. UK will "play a full role" after it leaves the EU: May

Britain's new prime minister Theresa May arrived for her first EU summit Thursday, pledging the UK would play a full role after it leaves the EU, and urging a "united European stance in the face of Russian aggression".
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UK's choice is 'hard Brexit' or 'no Brexit', says Tusk

2. Steel, market access top China-EU talks agenda

The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Brussels Tuesday with steel over-capacity and market access at the top of their agenda.
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Give us the tools to combat unfair trade, says Brussels

3. Car emissions: Fiat Chrysler grilled on 'defeat devices'

MEPs on the car emissions inquiry grilled Fiat Chrysler's Chief Technical Officer Monday on possible 'defeat devices' in Fiat diesel engines and the gap between emission values in laboratory testing and real driving conditions.
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4. EU to extend digital partnership to eastern neighbours

The Commission has hosted a ministerial meeting with Eastern Partnership countries with a view to extending the Digital Single Market to its east European neighbours.
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5. Better spending needed to regain citizens' trust: ECA

The new president of the EU's Court of Auditors has called on the EU to improve its accounts by delivering better value for money and more transparency, and ensure its financial rules are correctly applied.
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6. EU looks to curb subsidies causing overfishing

The European Union called for WTO talks on fishery subsidies Monday to combat the depletion of fish stocks and the devastation of natural habitats.
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Sustainable urban development - EU current account figures - European Health Interview Survey - European defences against unfair trade - European Fiscal Board - European Statistics Day - EU and China trade - Partnership Framework with third countries - Mediterranean food and water sustainability - EU Anti-Trafficking Day - Eradication of Poverty Day
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Parliament Watch

Schulz at summit - Europe's strategy towards Russia - Car emissions inquiry - Human trafficking - In Parliament this week: car emissions, Defence Union, Calais
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EU diary

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25-26 Oct: EASA Annual Safety Conference
25 Oct: European Day of Justice
26-28 Oct: Translating Europe Forum 2016
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