Birth, death and taxes were among the topics of discussion on the first day of EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s New Zealand visit. Sam Sachdeva was at Parliament for the launch of trade deal negotiations, and reports on the pains negotiators may face in their labours.
Trade negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union have officially been launched, with both sides hoping the deal sets an example for the rest of the world.
After years of discussions, the European Union is officially launching trade deal negotiations with New Zealand. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is headed to New Zealand this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva ahead of her visit about what the EU will get out of the deal - as well as the shaky state of international trade.
New Zealand’s long pursuit of a free trade deal with the European Union has moved closer to reality, with the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council approving the launch of negotiations.
The UK’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Jonathan Sinclair is heading back to London after three years in the role. Sinclair spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the “adult” relationship between the two countries and what Brexit means for our existing ties.
Protectionist sentiment within Europe’s agriculture sector should not stand in the way of a free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand, a senior European official says.
A free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand is moving closer to fruition - but a full-blown spat over market access could be a sign of troubles ahead.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says New Zealand will be no worse off as a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union, following bilateral talks with Prime Minister Bill English.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson put forth the usual platitudes during his first day in New Zealand, but he has already faced some tougher questions over his country’s attitude to Kiwi arrivals. Sam Sachdeva reports.