EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries

This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region pursuing regional economic integration. The European Union and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) today signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the first of its kind between the EU and an African region pursuing economic integration. The signature took … Read more

Trade Minister hails renewed relationship with Argentina with trade mission

Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, leads the government’s first trade mission to Argentina in 10 years. first visit by a UK Trade Minister to Argentina in 10 years signals step change in trade relations Trade Minister also urges ambitious and comprehensive progress on EU-Mercosur free trade deal Lord Price leading high level trade missions to … Read more

St Helens Council approves city region deal

St Helens Council has approved the Liverpool City Region Devolution agreement at its meeting this evening (Thursday 19 November). Council Leader Barrie Grunewald had recommended approval following months of negotiations involving all six councils in the city region. Councillor Grunewald said: “I believe this is the best deal we can secure for the people of … Read more