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Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – June 27, 2022

With the mid-term elections approaching (November) in the United States (US), the White House and those Members of Congress up for re-election (the full House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate) continue to focus domestic matters of concern for American voters – namely the US economy, high gas prices, and an inflation rate that … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – June 1-10

The United Kingdom (UK) celebrated Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of her reign.  The United States (US) hosted the Summit of the Americas, unveiling another economic framework initiative, with this one focused on countries in the Western Hemisphere.  In the European Union (EU), the European Parliament … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe: May 16 – 30

At the end of the month, the European Union (EU) finally reached a deal – after weeks of negotiations – on an oil ban against Russian sourced oil and petroleum products.  In mid-May, the United States (US) and EU concluded their second US-EU Trade and Technology Council ministerial meeting.  Meanwhile, absent a free trade agreement … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe: May 1 – 15, 2022

The United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) continued to impose sanctions against Russia over the first two weeks of May, while the European Union (EU) continued its debate over another sanctions package.  The US Congress also continues to debate a new $40 billion assistance package for Ukraine.  The UK introduced legislation that would bring … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe: April 18-30, 2022

After multiple top European officials’ visits to Kyiv, the United States (US) Government dispatched two Cabinet-level officials to Ukraine, marking the return of American officials to the country and a re-opening of the US Embassy, since the conflict with Russia started in late February.  The United Kingdom (UK) also announced its Embassy was re-opening in … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe: April 4 -15, 2022

The United States (US) Congress moved to isolate further Russia and Belarus these past two week, as the US Government also increased bilateral pressure with the imposition of additional sanctions and restrictions.  The United Kingdom (UK) Government also moved in concert these past two weeks with the US and European Union (EU) in ratcheting up … Continue Reading

10 Member States referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to Implement the EU’s Telecom Law

The EU’s Directive on the European Electronic Communications Code (“EECC”), entering into effect on 21 December 2020, revises the regulatory framework in the telecommunications sector, responding to the market changes and the connectivity demands and challenges. As with every EU Directive, Member States are required to transpose the EU law into their respective national laws.… Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of March 28, 2022

The United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) continued to ratchet up additional pressure on Russia this week, while the European Union (EU) and UK appear to have different opinions on how best to continue to coordinate the pressure campaign against Russia.  The UK and US aligned this week with high-level visits to India, part … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of March 21, 2022

While the President of the United States (US), Joe Biden, appears to be willing to increase rhetoric against the President of the Russian Federation (Russia), other Western allies are less willing to join in increasing tension with Russia on this front.  By Sunday, the US Secretary of State appeared to downplay President Biden’s Friday remarks … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of March 14, 2022

More countries joined the United States (US) this past week in calling for Russia’s “most-favored nation” status to be revoked at the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The European Union (EU) approved a fourth tranche of sanctions against Russia, as the bloc prepares yet another potential round of sanctions.  Furthermore, the United Kingdom (UK) designated an … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of March 7, 2022

Transatlantic partners continue to ratchet pressure this week on the Kremlin responsive to the Russian Federation’s continued conflict with Ukraine. The United States announced its immediate ban on Russian oil and gas exports (and seafood and alcohol products); the United Kingdom (UK) Government stated it would phase out Russian energy by the end of the … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of February 28, 2022

With military troops from the Russian Federation and aligned forces moving further into Ukraine, efforts were attempted – but failed – to establish ceasefire agreements that would allow Ukrainian civilians to evacuate Mariupol and Volnovakha, cities that faced heavy fire from Russian forces this week.  European countries and the United States (US) reacted negatively to … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of February 21, 2022

In the early hours of 22 February, at the direction of the Kremlin, Russian Federation military forces crossed Ukraine’s borders from multiple fronts, beginning an assault that appears to be an effort to seize control of the country via the capital, Kyiv.  Western allies – the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and European Union … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of February 14, 2022

While Russian officials claimed early this week a withdrawal of some of its forces from Ukraine’s borders, the United States (US) quickly asserted it saw no such evidence, with one official stating intelligence reflected another 7,000 Russian troops have joined over 150,000 estimated troops already near Ukraine’s borders.  US and European leaders continued to meet … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of February 7, 2022

The United States (US) Government continues to warn of an imminent Russian attack on Ukraine.  While diplomacy remains the preferred option, US intelligence suggests Russia’s military is poised to roll into Ukraine from multiple fronts.  Officials from the United Kingdom (UK), the US and European Union (EU) engaged Russian counterparts this week, seeking a diplomatic … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of January 31, 2022

While the situation between Russia and Ukraine remains a focus for transatlantic trade partners, the rhetoric this week appears to have been pared back.  Nevertheless, a group of Senators in the United States (US) may soon have an agreement on a sanctions bill to address Russia’s aggression.  Sanctions legislation was introduced on 31 January in … Continue Reading

Sustainability Outlook European Union – January 2022

Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you our monthly newsletter, Sustainability Outlook – European Union which looks at key developments in EU sustainability law and policy. This month’s edition includes the following: France takes over the Council Presidency, vowing to implement European Green Deal. Draft rules on the sustainability of nuclear and … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of January 24, 2022

The United States (US) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) submitted their responses to Russia’s security demands this past week, which the Russian Foreign Minister indicated gave hope of a dialogue on secondary questions, not the fundamental issues.  With the White House suggesting Russia could re-invade Ukraine in February, media reports reflect Ukraine’s President has … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of January 17, 2022

Russia and Ukraine remain a focus for officials from the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US), with the US Secretary of State dispatched to Europe this past week.   Notably, a bipartisan US Senate delegation visited Ukraine this week, with one Senator suggesting the US Government is vetting potential effects … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of January 10, 2022

Amid increased tension between the Russian Federation (Russia) and Ukraine, diplomatic talks between the United States (US), European countries, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Russia concluded this week, with US officials saying they are taking stock of the discussions, while Russian officials indicated talks were a “dead end.”  These past few weeks and … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of January 3, 2022

Officials from the United States (US) spent this past week preparing for this coming week’s diplomatic talks with their counterparts from the Russian Federation, amid tension over Russia’s military build-up at Ukraine’s border and unrest in Kazakhstan that saw Russian paratroopers deployed at the behest of the Kazakh government.  European and US officials will be … Continue Reading

Sustainability Outlook European Union – December 2021

Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you our monthly newsletter, Sustainability Outlook – European Union which looks at key developments in EU sustainability law and policy. This month is a particularly packed issues as the European Commission has proposed a range of climate proposals. This month’s edition includes the following:… Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of December 20, 2021

Transatlantic partners are closely tracking the Russian Federation’s (“Russia”) military build-up at Ukraine’s border, continuing to issue warnings against a possible incursion.  Officials from the United States (US, or USA) briefed the media on the situation on Thursday, just ahead of the US Christmas holiday break.  The US Government also released its annual report on … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of December 13, 2021

Russia’s military build-up at Ukraine’s border continues to dominate the attention of transatlantic partners, with officials from the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and the European Union (EU) continuing to warn Russia to de-escalate the situation.  In America, the US Congress wrapped up its legislative work for 2021, with Democrats not quite getting … Continue Reading
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