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EU-U.S. Joint Statement of 25 July: EU imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas are on the rise.
Since arrival of the first U.S. LNG carrier in April 2016 and today, EU imports of LNG from the U.S. have increased from 0 to 2.8 billion cubic meters.!QP48YV #EUtrade
President @JunckerEU and President @realDonaldTrump agreed to strengthen EU-U.S. strategic cooperation with respect to energy.
In this context, the EU would import more LNG from the U.S. to diversify and render its energy supply more secure.
The EU and the U.S. will therefore work to facilitate trade in liquefied natural gas.
The EU is ready to facilitate more imports of liquefied natural gas from the U.S. and this is already the case.
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Thread: Some comments (and possible diplomatic/legal solutions) on Italy’s new government threat to not ratify #CETA (a more detailed analysis in my article with @RamsesWessel and (open access)) #FTA #EUtrade
2/ As long as Italy does not notify the non-ratification, there is time for creative diplomatic solutions (cf. Decision Heads of State/Government MS on Ukraine AA after Dutch referendum) or legal solutions (see below))
3/ But worst-case scenario that Italy makes such a notification, the ratification “permanently and definitely” failed (according to Statement 20 of the Council on CETA’s signature) (on these statements, see also )
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1/ Today #CETA comes into affect - let me just dispel a few myths before you hear them today
2/ #CETA does not mea lowering standards for consumers - all imports have to satisfy EU's famously high standards on food safety and GMOs
3/ Existing environmental agreements go ahead - there are even provisions on conservation/sustainable management of natural resources #CETA
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