Draft Institutional Framework Agreement

A small majority of 53% said they would support the framework agreement, 10% less than the previous year. And 27 percent said the deal should be renegotiated, 10 percent more than last year. -clarify that the provisions on public subsidies contained in the draft institutional agreement do not have a “horizontal effect”, in particular on the 1972 Free Trade Agreement before its possible modernisation; This could be done, for example, by removing the last recital from the draft decision of the Joint Committee on Free Trade Agreements. It remains to be seen how the EU will position itself next year on the framework agreement under the leadership of the new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. State aid: Under current bilateral legislation, competition rules are few and underdeveloped. In the context of the negotiations on the institutional agreement, the EU raised the issue of the State aid regime . . .