* European Innovation Partnership (EIP) The European Commission launched the European Innovation Partnership to help make Europe a world leader in raw materials exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution by 2020. More information on the EIP on Raw Materials. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Bioeconomy Observatory The European Commission will establish an observatory to map progress and measure the impact of the development of the European Union’s bioeconomy. Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * The EU’s Free Trade Agreements The European Commission released a memo regarding the EU’s Free Trade Agreements: – On-going negotiations – Free Trade Agreements finished but not yet entered into force – Free Trade Agreements already in force Please find more here. Also check, fur further information the EU’s bilateral free trade agreements.