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The EU maintains its view on the importance of the country’s role and position, viewing the nation as an important partner of the bloc in the region, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has said.

The ‘bridge’ between EU and Vietnam: EVFTA

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) are the most ambitious agreements in terms of market access, rules and values that the EU has ever signed with a developing country like Vietnam.

Vietnam calls for closer UN-EU cooperation in settling global challenges

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, has called for closer cooperation between the UN and the EU on various issues, including mediation, confidence-building and the promotion of multilateralism.

EU leaders wish to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam

President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have sent congratulations to President Nguyen Phu Trong and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc 

Vietnam, EU look to augment strategic cooperation

The Joint Committee under the Vietnam-EU Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PCA) held the second meeting in both virtual and face-to-face forms on December 15.

EU-Vietnam relations: 30 years of enhancing partnership

In 1990, the then European Community and Vietnam established diplomatic relations. This was the official starting point for a relationship which has been developing from strength to strength ever since.

ASEAN, EU agree to lift ties to Strategic Partnership at AEMM 23

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) agreed to elevate their relationship to “Strategic Partnership” during the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (AEMM) held on December 1 via videoconference.

Institutional tweaks to open up EU investment

Although Vietnam’s adoption of trade and investment agreements with the European Union are expected to be a boon for Vietnam, it triggers a need for the country to continue intensifying regulatory reforms

EVFTA remains guiding light in mitigating trade depletion

The European Union entry ban on its wide borders comes in a crucial year for Vietnamese exporters to the EU, leading to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement to become ever more important for both sides in the year to come.    

Mounting difficulties may lead half of Vietnam textile-garment firms to bankruptcy

Some importers from US and EU, major markets for Vietnam’s textile and garment industry, have stopped orders within three to four weeks on Covid-19 pandemic.

EU’s border closure yet to affect goods circulation: official

The European Union (EU)’s border closure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has not yet had a significant impact on goods circulation, said an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Coronavirus: Europe plans full border closure in virus battle

The European Commission's president is to urge leaders to ban "non-essential" travel.

Vietnam invited to join EU training mission in Central Africa Republic

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles has invited Vietnam to send peacekeeping officers to join the EU training mission in Central Africa Republic.

EVFTA brings chances and challenges to local agricultural production

The new trade agreement between Viet Nam and the European Union opens many doors for agriculture, according to experts.

Vietnam expects smooth Brexit process: spokeswoman

Vietnam has been keeping a close watch on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) and hopes that this process will take place smoothly.

Europe steps up security presence in East Sea

Growing economic interest in the East Sea has led the European Union and its member states to pay more attention to the region, according to an Italian expert. 

 

Thailand to wrap up domestic consultations on FTA with EU

The Commerce Ministry is preparing to wrap up consultations with relevant agencies and organisations across the country on a proposal to resume free-trade talks with the European Union.

EU-funded project helps record Vietnam’s rich history

A project on historical studies and digitalizing Vietnamese social science documents (Vietnamica) sponsored by the European Union was launched on November 4, expecting to help understand and record the rich history of Vietnam.

EU ready to resume trade talks with Thailand

The European Union (EU) on October 15 announced a plan to resume free trade agreement with Thailand, which has been suspended since 2014.

Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered in Kiev’s main square on Sunday to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel-held east as part of efforts to end a five-year conflict there.