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EU-US critical raw materials deal will require mandate from governments, EU official says

By Koen Verhelst and Joanna Sopinska
  • 25 May 2023 17:10
  • 25 May 2023 17:10
The European Commission will need to ask for a negotiating mandate from EU member state governments to seek a trade deal on raw materials and battery components with the US, commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said today.

The requirement for the Council of the EU to formally give assent might scupper hopes of a quick

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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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