EU bulletin 30th January 2016 Trade deal between EU-China edges closer. Could UK do this alone?

January 30, 2016 10:49 AM
By Peter Morris, European Movement

US and EU negotiators are facing a long weekend to finalise a new Safe Harbour data-transfer agreement, with both sides voicing cautious optimism, reports EUobserver: https://euobserver.com/justice/132067

Spain saw its unemployment rate fall by 12.4% to 4.78 million at the end of last year, the lowest level since mid-2011, according to the National Statistics Institute. The fall in unemployment was linked to a rebounding economy in combination with more temporary posts. Unemployment nevertheless remains over 20 percent. EUobserver reports: https://euobserver.com/tickers/132053

The European Commission has estimated far fewer jobs would be lost by relaxing trade defenses against China than opponents of the move predict, a document seen by Reuters shows, suggesting EU officials are leaning toward accepting Beijing's demands: http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-trade-idUKKCN0V7200