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Dealing in Billions: Tough trade talks with European negotiators who broke the Brits over “Brexit”

  • February 14th, 2019
  • Posted by EU Australia

Things have come to a push-and-shove stage in talks between Europe and Australia over trade – with the EU’s head man in agriculture taking a tough position in Australia this week.

Lee Duffield caught up with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development (equivalent to a federal minister), Phil Hogan (picture), and members of his negotiating team on the Gold Coast.

He says European Union officials who got the British in a tight corner over their secession from Europe – committing them to pay Brussels €39-billion (A$62.09) – aren’t backward putting their own interests forward. … Read More »

Barroso Australia Bound

  • August 25th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-balloon.jpgThe President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, is set to visit Australia at the beginning of next month – a visit postponed in 2009 because of troubles at the time in the world economy. … Read More »

Shake-up In Australia – EU Links: Ambassador …

  • April 2nd, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

brendannelson-resize.jpgChanging relations with the Europeans …

The Australian Ambassador talks about a turn-around in attitudes towards the EU. … Read More »

Cluster Bombs, Banned / Not Banned

  • November 2nd, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

cluster-bomb.jpgCluster bombs are back under surveillance after the publication of a new report (1.11.10) on efforts to reduce stocks of the weapons globally. … Read More »

Wine Deal: Break Out The Bubbly

  • August 31st, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

champagne-resize.jpgIt’s been a long time coming but as of September this year Australia and Europe have a settled agreement on naming rights and descriptors for their wines.

See EUAustralia Online: “New deal to protect prestigious European wine”, 4.12.08; “Wine and sugar”, 20.7.07; “Wine agreement, regions listed”, 9.6.07; “Australia and Europe agree on wine!!”, 7.6.07. … Read More »

New Deal To Protect Prestigious European Wines

  • December 4th, 2008
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

Australia and the European Union have signed a trade agreement that will better protect European wines as well as open up markets for Australian producers in Europe.

s_champagne.jpgThe deal, struck in Brussels on Monday, will see Australian wine producers having to cease labelling their wines that relate to European Geographical Locations (GLs) and traditional expressions, which the EU sees as a significant marketing advantage in the wine industry.

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€ 510-million For Work On The Vineyards

  • November 7th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

grapes.jpgMore money is to go to help European producers rebuild their vineyards for competition against “New World” producers like the Australians.

The decision at Brussels coincides with a lift in Australian wine exports led by increased sales in the United Kingdom.

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