The Council of the European Union has approved the ambitious free trade agreement with Viet Nam. Industrial tariffs can thereby soon be eliminated, and binding high standards for climate change mitigation, employee rights and fair competition will be put in place.
Fair trade needs rules and procedures for resolving disputes. To overcome a blockade at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the EU and 15 other countries have agreed on an alternative dispute settlement mechanism.
North Macedonia’s accession to NATO was officially concluded today with the traditional raising of the country’s flag. Foreign Minister Maas welcomed the new Ally and paid tribute to the Government for its path of reform that made its accession possible.
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