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19/10/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit family photo © EU
19/10/2018 - Business / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Security and defence

Leaders agreed to further connect both continents to boost trade, improve security, preserve the environment and bring societies closer. They also discussed foreign and security issues. 

Cecilia Malmström © EU
17/10/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Commission adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. Through this adoption, the Commission is demonstrating its commitment to putting these agreements in place as soon as possible.

Federica Mogherini © EU
15/10/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Foreign ministers discussed the most pressing issues on the international agenda; among them the case of the missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, where the EU expects full and transparent investigation by the Saudi authorities in full cooperation with the Turkish authorities. 

20/09/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Federica Mogherini and Violeta Bulc © EU
19/09/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

With sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity at its core, the Communication will help to guide the EU's external action in this field and is a part of the implementation of its Global Strategy. 

Cecilia Malmström © EU
18/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Commission has today put forward a first set of ideas to modernise the WTO and to make international trade rules fit for the challenges of the global economy. 

Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
12/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

President Juncker stresses the need for Europe to become more sovereign so as to be able to play a role in shaping global affairs. 

Vĕra Jourová and Margaritis Schinas © EU
05/09/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

Following the conclusion of the EU-Japan talks on personal data protection in July 2018, the Commission launched the procedure for the adoption of its adequacy decision.

26/07/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade
Federica Mogherini © EU
16/07/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The Council discussed Libya following the visit by the High Representative Federica Mogherini to the country on 14 July, where she inaugurated the premises of the European Union Delegation in Tripoli. 

Donald Tusk, Li Keqiang, Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
16/07/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU and China agreed to further develop the EU-China strategic partnership at the 20th EU-China summit. Leaders expressed their joint support for rules-based trade and reaffirmed their joint engagement to reform the World Trade Organisation.

NATO family photo © EU
12/07/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Security and defence

The NATO summit was an opportunity to follow up on EU-NATO cooperation. The EU and NATO signed a new joint declaration just ahead of the summit on 10 July 2018. 

02/07/2018 - Economy and the euro / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs
Frans Timmermans, Ekaterina Zaharieva © EU
26/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Transport and travel

The Council adopted conclusions on the EU's enlargement policy and the stabilisation and association process. It also adopted without discussion updated aviation safety rules, including a revised mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency and the first ever EU-wide rules for civil drones. 

Cecilia Malmström © EU
26/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The annual report on Trade and Investment Barriers shows that the European Commission has eliminated the highest number ever of trade barriers faced by EU companies doing business abroad. European exporters reported a major increase in protectionism in 2017.

Federica Mogherini © EU
25/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Security and defence

The Council adopted conclusions on security and defence. It also adopted a decision setting out governance rules for projects undertaken under PESCO, and approved the overarching high-level part of the military requirements for military mobility within and beyond the EU. 

Cecilia Malmström and David Parker © EU
21/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

In the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. 

20/06/2018 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

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