A meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilization and Association Council took place in Brussels on 7 December; on the agenda were Kosovo’s progress on its European path, following the publication of the European Commission’s 2021 Report and its progress in implementing the agreement.
Intense and decisive days for the future of Mercosur’s external relations. The negotiating and technical teams of the regional organisation have been working since March and should publish the new conditions for the Common Customs Tariff.
Parliament approved by a large majority (660 votes in favor, 5 against and 32 abstentions) the Trade & Cooperation Agreement, which regulates future EU-UK relations, as well as a resolution, which sets out Parliament’s assessment and expectations on the agreement.
The negotiations started in 2018 and concluded on April 15, which led to the signing of a new partnership agreement between the EU and 79 of African, the Caribbean and Pacific countries and which, once in force, will affect 1.5 billion people and more 50% of the UN seats.
On January 1st, UK left, even economically, the European Union, reappropriating, from the same date, the competence on its own international commercial policy; one of the issues, since Cameron’s time, of the greatest tension with the Union institutions.
The EU Commission has published the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) on the potential economic, social, environmental and human rights impact of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).