Archiv: JEFTA (Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement)

13.02.2019 - 10:58 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Jeremy, stay true to your principles

Consensus is emerging within the Parliamentary Labour Party, however, around Jeremy’s proposal for an EU-wide customs union. This would include a customs-union code and a common external tariff. But this proposal needs closer scrutiny.

If this position were to be adopted, the UK would not be able to develop an independent trade policy after Brexit, as doing so would be illegal under the Treaty of Rome. The UK would not have taken back control of its trade. Our capacity to trade would be regulated and controlled by an authority over which we would have no control, influence or rights.

13.02.2019 - 10:55 [ spiked / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn is right to block a second referendum. But his Soft Brexit stance would still betray Brexit voters by keeping us in the EU in all but name. He should stand up for Labour’s great tradition of Euroscepticism, writes @BrendanChilton

11.02.2019 - 10:11 [ Greenpeace EU ‏/ Twitter ]

#EUJapan trade deal #JEFTA comes into force today as Japan restarts commercial #whaling and refuses to ratify treaties against worker discrimination and forced labour. So much for #EUtrade commissioner @MalmstromEU promise to uphold ‚highest standards‘ for workers & environment!


01.02.2019 - 10:51 [ BDI ‏/ Twitter ]

#JEFTA – Das mit Abstand größte Freihandelsabkommen der #EU, ist ein wirtschaftlicher und politischer Meilenstein in weltwirtschaftlich unsicheren Zeiten. Zwischen 2013 und 2017 verhandelt, tritt es heute in Kraft. Ein guter Tag für Japan und die EU! #FactNews

01.02.2019 - 10:07 [ CNBC ]

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

(17.7.2018) Tusk praised the deal as “the largest bilateral trade deal ever.” He said the partnership is being strengthened in various other areas, including defense, climate change and human exchange, and is “sending a clear message” against protectionism.

01.02.2019 - 10:01 [ Bart-Jaap Verbeek / Twitter ]

Today the @Europarl_EN ratified the EU-Japan 🇪🇺🇯🇵 trade deal #JEFTA, which will enter into force on 1 Feb. It is Europe’s biggest deal, covering 635 million people and almost 1/3 of global GDP, and creates a massive expansion of markets


01.02.2019 - 09:00 [ ]

Beschluss der EU-Staaten: Freihandelsabkommen mit Japan kommt

„Entgegen anderslautenden Behauptungen führt das Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen der EU mit Japan nicht zu einer Deregulierung und Privatisierung von öffentlichen Dienstleistungen wie der Wasser- und Abwasserversorgung“, erklärte die Kommission.

Das Vorrecht der Behörden, öffentliche Dienstleistungen in der öffentlichen Hand zu belassen, bleibe erhalten, und keine Regierung werde zur Privatisierung oder Deregulierung öffentlicher Dienstleistungen auf nationaler oder lokaler Ebene gezwungen.