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Climate change [What Think Tanks are thinking]

World leaders are preparing for the ‘COP 24’ summit on tackling climate change in Katowice, Poland, in December, which is meant to debate how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. Continue reading

A new association of the Overseas Countries and Territories (including Greenland) with the European Union [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 14 June 2018, in preparation for the new multiannual financial framework (2021 to 2027 MFF), the European Commission published a proposal for a Council decision on the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories, including Greenland, with the European Union. Continue reading

U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal [What Think Tanks are thinking]

President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement, ignoring calls from other signatories to preserve the 2015 deal, which lifted sanctions on Teheran in return for measures scaling back its nuclear ambitions. Continue reading

Cities: Front line of climate action

Cities have a crucial role to play in addressing the climate change challenge and delivering on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Continue reading

Paris Agreement: United States withdrawal

Written by Gregor Erbach, On 1 June 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change and try to negotiate a deal that is more favourable to the USA. The withdrawal could come into effect in November 2020 at the earliest, coinciding with the next … Continue reading

12 graphs: Article 12 of the Vienna Convention

Written by Clare Ferguson, The European Union conducts and concludes trade agreements with partners on every continent, and is modernising some of the older agreements, dating back as far as the 1970s, to reflect the EU’s new trade competences acquired with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Article 12 of the Vienna Convention … Continue reading

Ratification of international agreements by EU Member States

Written by Kristina Grosek and Giulio Sabbati, International agreements play a crucial role in defining international relations, and are a source of conventional international law. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties defines a treaty as ‘an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by international law, whether embodied in a … Continue reading

COP 22 and the ratification of The Paris Agreement

Written by Gregor Erbach and Clare Ferguson with Jack Meredith, The agenda of the 22nd meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), due to take place between 7th and 18th November, is expected to revolve largely around the issues surrounding the implementation of the … Continue reading

The inclusion of financial services in EU free trade and association agreements: Effects on money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance

Written by Isabelle Ioannides, The EU has increasingly opened up market opportunities for European business by negotiating trade and association agreements, as well as investment agreements, with key countries. Services, which account for approximately 70% of EU GDP, are an increasingly important part of international trade, especially with the growing role of technology and the … Continue reading

Nuclear deal with Iran – what are the implications of the 14 July 2015 agreement?

Written by Eric Pichon On 14 July 2015, Iran and the group of negotiators known as ‘E3/EU + 3’ or ‘P5+1’* agreed on a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program”. According to the agreement, Iran will have to reduce the number of its centrifuges, to produce only low-enriched … Continue reading

Towards a new international climate agreement

Written by Gregor Erbach A new international agreement to combat climate change is due to be adopted in December 2015 at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 20th Conference of Parties, which was held in Lima last month, made some progress, but a number … Continue reading

Convention on international trade in endangered species

Written by Didier Bourguignon 6 language versions available in PDF format Übereinkommen über den internationalen Handel mit gefährdeten Arten freilebender Tiere und Pflanzen Convención sobre el comercio internacional de especies amenazadas Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction Convenzione sul commercio internazionale delle specie minacciate di estinzione … Continue reading

The Arms Trade Treaty: ratification and beyond

6 language versions available in PDF format Vertrag über den Waffenhandel: Ratifizierung und weitere Schritte El Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas: su ratificación y más allá Traité sur le commerce des armes: ratification et perspectives Trattato sul commercio di armi: ratifica e passi successivi Traktat o handlu bronią: ratyfikacja i okres po ratyfikacji The … Continue reading

North-East Atlantic fish stock disputes: The mackerel and herring conflicts

Fish stocks which migrate amongst, or are found in, the waters of several coastal states, or in international waters, require joint management to prevent over–fishing and to share fishing possibilities. However, international disputes have arisen over the fishing of some North-East Atlantic (NEA) stocks. Having withdrawn from earlier agreed international arrangements with the EU and … Continue reading

Parliament’s enhanced role in international agreements

Written by Evarts Anosovs Since the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, the European Parliament (EP) has acquired a significant role in the conclusion of international agreements (Articles 207, 218 of TFEU). An international agreement is the result of a consensus between the European Union and third country or third-party organisation. The Parliament’s consent is required … Continue reading

EU-China bilateral investment agreement

6 language versions available in PDF format Bilaterales Investitionsabkommen zwischen der EU und China Acuerdo bilateral de inversiones UE-China Accord bilatéral d’investissement UE-Chine Accordo bilaterale UE-Cina in materia di investimenti Dwustronna umowa inwestycyjna między Chinami a UE EU-China bilateral investment agreement In February 2012, the European Union and China agreed to start talks on a … Continue reading

Opening negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

6 language versions available in PDF format Avvio dei negoziati su un accordo multilaterale sugli scambi di servizi (TiSA) Otwarcie negocjacji wielostronnego układu ogólnego w sprawie handlu usługami (TiSA) Opening negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Eröffnung von Verhandlungen über ein multilaterales Abkommen über den Handel mit Dienstleistungen Inicio de negociaciones sobre … Continue reading

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