China, EU settle solar trade dispute

China, EU settle solar trade dispute

BRUSSELS, March 19 (UPI) -- A trade agreement with China will give European companies the opportunity to compete in the Chinese solar power market, the EU's trade commissioner said.

U.S., EU trade 'highway' congested by challenges

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. and European negotiators took a major step forward in addressing challenges to a TransAtlantic economic partnership, the EU trade commissioner said.

EU, Afghan govt's upbeat on WTO prospects

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht says getting Afghanistan into the World Trade Organization will help bring stability to the country.

EU and Canada announce trade agreement

BRUSSELS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The European Commission announced Friday it had reached a trade agreement with Canada that is its first with a Group of Eight country.

China offers tax breaks for solar manufacturers

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Chinese government said manufacturers of solar power products will get tax breaks in an effort to push the low-carbon energy sector forward.

EU sees growth potential in Chinese solar deal

BRUSSELS, July 30 (UPI) -- The renewable energy sector in the European Union has room to grow in the wake of a deal with China, an EU trade commissioner said.

EU, China reach deal on solar panel anti-dumping dispute

BRUSSELS, July 29 (UPI) -- The European Union announced over the weekend it has settled its solar panel antidumping dispute with China as tariffs were set to rise to 47.6 percent.

China, European Union, reach price agreement on solar panels

BRUSSELS, July 27 (UPI) -- The European Union's trade commissioner said an agreement with China answers concerns China had been dumping solar panels into the European market.

EU opens trade doors to Myanmar

BRUSSELS, July 18 (UPI) -- Opening up trade relations with Myanmar will "make a huge difference" in the country's economic development, an EU trade official said Thursday.

U.S.-EU talks: Trade amid spying strains

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S.-European Union talks to create a trans-Atlantic trade accord include parallel talks on surveillance concerns, officials said amid strains over U.S. spying.

A 'fudge' for France

PARIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Diplomacy has a language all its own but one of the most useful words is 'fudge' and it means that some creative language was used to keep the show on the road.
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China probes imports of EU wines

BEIJING, June 6 (UPI) -- China, amid rising trade disputes with the European Union, began a probe into EU wine imports after the bloc announced duties on Chinese solar panels.

Li's visit ends as trade issue with EU remains

BEIJING, May 28 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is returning home from Germany with assurance from Chancellor Angela Merkel for a negotiated resolution of China-EU trade disputes.

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High level trade talks with EU to begin

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- High ranking U.S. and European officials said they were ready to open negotiations on economic cooperation covering trade, partnerships and regulations.
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Karel de Gucht
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Belgium Minister of Foreign Affaires Karel De Gucht at the EuroMed summit in Barcelona, Spain on November 11, 2005. The summit seeks to improve relations between EU and its Mediterranean neighbors. (UPI Photo/Omar Rashidi/PPO).

Karel Lodewijk Georgette Emmerence De Gucht (born 27 January 1954 in Overmere) is the current European Commissioner for Trade, from Belgium. Previously, he had been the Development & Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and a former chairman of the Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD), a Belgian political party. In January 2004 he was forced to step down as chairman and was temporarily replaced until after the elections of 4 June by Dirk Sterckx. The reason for his resignation was a conflict between Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt and him about a proposal to give non-citizen immigrants the right to vote in municipal elections, which De Gucht opposed. The conflict severely damaged the party's reputation, as reflected in the 2004 Belgian regional elections results.

De Gucht was elected to the Federal Parliament during the general elections on 18 May 2003. He was a member of the Flemish Parliament 1999–2003 and a member of the European Parliament 1995–1999.

Although elected to the Flemish Parliament and European Parliament in the elections of June 2004 he decided to take up neither seat and instead he was appointed the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs on 18 July 2004.

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