EU Ministers Give Go-Ahead for Launch of Japan Trade Talks

Volume
16,
Number
42
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5 December 2012
5 December 2012
EU trade ministers have formally given the green light for Brussels to begin negotiations with Tokyo for a bilateral trade deal, officials announced late last week. The news comes as the 27-country bloc continues its efforts to finalise trade pacts with Canada, Colombia, and Peru, among others,...
5 December 2012
As the latest UN climate change conference moves into the closing stages, many attending the talks are calling it the most "relaxed" and least pressured UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in recent years. Still, traditional divisions between developed...
5 December 2012
Top Washington officials have been making public calls in the past week for the US to deepen its trade ties with Europe, including possibly launching negotiations for a bilateral trade deal. However, some have cautioned, such talks would need to be completed in a "reasonable period of time," with...
5 December 2012
Member states at the World Health Organization (WHO) last week approved a strategic work plan on the issue of research and development (R&D) for diseases that disproportionally affect developing countries, following up on a report by a WHO expert group earlier this year. However, they stopped...
5 December 2012
US President Barack Obama signed into law last week a bill that would give the US Transportation Secretary the authority to shield US airlines from the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS), should the secretary find that it is in the public interest to do so. The news comes just weeks after the...
5 December 2012
Coming soon 6 December, London, UK. EU STRUCTURAL FUNDS: DO THEY LEAD TO MORE GROWTH? Organised by Chatham House, this event will feature the presentation of a forthcoming Chatham House-CAGE paper which argues that the EU transfer system, while currently yielding a certain amount of additional...
5 December 2012
OVERLOOKED OPPORTUNITY: TRADABLE BUSINESS SERVICES, DEVELOPING ASIA, AND GROWTH. By J. Bradford Jensen for the Peterson Institute for International Economics (November 2012). This paper argues that developing Asia is overlooking an opportunity for increased growth and development through trade in...