Globalisation Debate Continues in Europe as Election Season Gets Underway

Volume
21,
Number
4
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9 February 2017
9 February 2017
The debate over the merits of globalisation continues to hold centre stage in Europe, as leaders prepare for a wave of elections across key economies, while also working to advance the EU’s goals of increased trade ties abroad and a strengthened union within. The future of the bloc was on the...
9 February 2017
The EU’s executive arm has proposed that the bloc continue limiting its coverage of aviation under its flagship carbon market to only intra-EU flights, along with taking on other steps that will support the implementation of a new global deal to offset aviation emissions. Last October, the...
9 February 2017
Various meetings between ministers from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries are on the docket in the coming weeks, as the remaining signatories of the Pacific Rim accord weigh their next steps after the US’ withdrawal from the pact. US President Donald Trump issued a presidential...
9 February 2017
Efforts on behalf of the EU and Mexico to modernise a sixteen-year old free trade agreement have been ramped up, following a phone call between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal last week. Under the new plans, additional negotiating...
9 February 2017
Russia’s trade-distorting farm support fell in 2015 for the fourth year running, new figures from the government suggest. Data notified to the WTO on 27 January and released publicly this week show overall trade-distorting support fell sharply to US$3.3 billion (₽200 billion), one-third less than...
9 February 2017
Sri Lanka aims to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA) with China later this year, said the country’s ambassador to Beijing last weekend. The two Asian economies have been negotiating a trade deal since 2014. Sri Lankan ambassador Karunasena Kodituwakku also confirmed to journalists in the Chinese...
9 February 2017
Coming Soon 9 February, Geneva, Switzerland. DRIVING CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH TRADE POLICY. This event is being organised jointly by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Energy Council. This dialogue will feature a discussion relating to...