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EU anti-coercive tool needs safeguards to de-escalate trade conflicts, lawmakers say

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 25 Jan 2022 10:50
  • 25 Jan 2022 10:50
The EU's planned anti-coercion instrument should include safeguards that the European Commission could use to de-escalate a conflict to avoid a trade war, EU lawmakers said today.

The regulation, proposed last month (see here), gives the commission sweeping powers to dissuade foreign powers from engaging in or continuing economic coercion. But some of

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent


Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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