Bilateral free trade negotiations with the US, Japan and Vietnam as well as the ongoing multilateral talks on services (TiSA) and Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) are to dominate the Luxembourg Presidency’s agenda.

On the legislative front, the Grand Duchy is expected to re-open talks on a revised version of the European Commission’s 2012 proposal on international public procurement. It is not yet clear if Luxembourg will make an attempt to also revive long-stalled negotiations on reform of the EU’s trade…