External Relations Section (REX)

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Looking outwards to the rest of the world

Europe is a major actor on the global stage. The EU aims to lead by example, through its relations with other countries, setting good practice in areas like employment conditions and social solidarity, trade, sustainable development, and environmental protection. Through the REX Section, we monitor the EU’s external relations. We support and develop partnerships with civil society organisations in other countries, especially those where the EU has established a structured dialogue. The section also covers policy on trade and development.

 

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  • Published In: 2014
    4 pages
    What development opportunities does the TTIP bring to Europe?

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the biggest and most ambitious free trade agreement currently being negotiated by the European Union. Economists believe that an agreement with the USA will be advantageous for both the European Union and the USA, and the negative effects of trade liberalisation will be insignificant. This publication is a summary of the debate on "What development opportunities does the TTIP bring to Europe?" that was held in Sopot on 2 October 2014 as part of the European Forum for New Ideas. The participants were discussing which aspects of the US-EU agreement offer the greatest potential for European businesses, what the potential dangers of the TTIP are for European businesses and how to avoid them.

     

     

  • Published In: 2014
    12 pages
    10th anniversary of EU enlargement

    In 2004 the European Union experienced its biggest enlargement so far, welcoming 10 new Member States. A decade later, members of the Employers' Group representing employers' organisations from these countries summarise the changes that have taken place thanks to accession to the EU.

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