IP/14/1235  30-10-2014 - Singapore: The Commission to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 October 2014 The Commission decided today to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore. Commissioner De Gucht said: 'I have been saying for months that we need to clarify the...
IP/14/1182  20-10-2014 - EU and China settle the telecoms case at the Joint Committee 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 October 2014 Intensive discussions between the European Commission and the Chinese government were concluded by an amicable settlement on the trade defence investigation into Chinese telecoms. Today, the Commission took the official decision that it no longer considers it necessary to pursue this investigation.
IP/14/1172  17-10-2014 - EU and Singapore conclude investment talks 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2014 The European Union (EU) and Singapore have concluded the negotiations of the investment part of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA). This marks the successful conclusion of the negotiations of the entire EUSFTA, following the initialling of the other parts of the...
STATEMENT/14/326  17-10-2014 - EU and Singapore conclude investment talks 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 October 2014 Speaking Point by Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht Ladies and Gentlemen, We have a new deal; or to be precise, we have finalised the trade agreement with Singapore after closing the chapter on investment.
IP/14/1170  16-10-2014 - EU strikes a comprehensive trade deal with East African Community 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) finalised today a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions. The agreement will provide legal certainty for businesses and open a long-term perspective for free and unlimited access to the...
SPEECH/14/682  10-10-2014 - Speech - Implementing Change: The EU-China Relationship after the Third Plenum 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade Speech - The Hamburg Summit: China Meets Europe Hamburg, 10 October 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, When he visited Bruges earlier this year, President Xi noted that, “Only when we know where a country has come from, could we...
SPEECH/14/681  10-10-2014 - Speech - TTIP: The reality of the EU-US trade talks 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade Speech - Debate on TTIP, Hosted by Stephan Weil, Minister President of Niedersachsen Berlin, 9 October 2014 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has attracted an unprecedented level of interest for a trade negotiation, all across the European...
STATEMENT/14/306  09-10-2014 - TTIP: 'I'm delighted that EU governments decided to make the TTIP negotiating mandate public' – says De Gucht 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 9 October 2014 The Council of the EU today published the negotiating directives for talks on a EU-US trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships (TTIP). Commenting, European Commissioner Karel de Gucht said: 'I'm delighted EU governments have chosen today to make the TTIP negotiating...
STATEMENT/14/305  09-10-2014 - Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht after his meeting with Ukraine minister Klimkin 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 9 October 2014 Statement 'I was pleased to receive Ukraine's Foreign Affairs Minister Klimkin here in Brussels today. It was our first meeting since 12 September 2014 when, together with Russia, we reached an agreement on the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement with an important trade...
SPEECH/14/666  08-10-2014 - TTIP: Getting Input from Europe's Regions 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade 108th Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions Brussels, 8 October 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to be here with you in the Committee of the Regions.