Karel De Gucht

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  • "I know that despite our heavy political calendar this year, Europe is ready to make that commitment," European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht says about the proposed free trade treaty. "And I have every confidence that the U.S. will join us." (Associated Press)

    EU optimistic for free trade deal

    The European Union's top trade negotiator said an ambitious trans-Atlantic free trade pact with the United States remains on track despite bipartisan opposition to the deal in Congress.


  • EU suspends copyright treaty ratification

    The European Commission, facing opposition in city streets, on the Internet and in the halls of parliament, has suspended efforts to ratify a new international anti-counterfeiting agreement, and instead will refer it to Europe's highest court to see whether it violates any fundamental EU rights.


  • European envoy: China may alter rare earths policy

    A European trade envoy said Chinese officials indicated Thursday that Beijing might change its curbs on exports of rare earths after a World Trade Organization panel rejected similar restrictions on other metals.


  • EU trade chief apologizes for Jewish comments

    The EU's trade chief apologized Friday for blaming Jews and the "Jewish lobby" in Washington for blocking Mideast peace as the embarrassed EU head office quickly distanced itself from his comments.


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