EU, UK Leaders Attempt to Chart Path Forward in Wake of Referendum Result

Volume
20,
Number
24
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30 June 2016
30 June 2016
Leaders from the EU’s 28 member states met on Tuesday in an attempt to clarify next steps in the EU-UK relationship, following last week’s vote by UK citizens to leave the European Union. However, the road ahead remains highly uncertain, as does the expected level of the fallout for all sides, with...
30 June 2016
Delegates from 17 WTO members negotiating an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) continued efforts to identify a list of items to be covered by the tariff-cutting deal during a meeting held last week in Geneva, Switzerland, with sources reporting a good atmosphere despite some continued divergences...
30 June 2016
Clinching a bilateral investment deal with China is an “immediate priority” for the EU as it works to boost cooperation across a range of fronts with Beijing, said the European Commission in a strategy document released last week. The 19-page paper, released on 22 June, is meant to set a framework...
30 June 2016
Just weeks ahead of the nominating conventions for the US’ two main political parties, the leading presidential candidates continue to escalate their rhetoric on trade, outlining visions which indicate sharply different approaches in policy. In a speech devoted to trade policy on Tuesday 28 June,...
30 June 2016
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) held its first annual meeting in Beijing, China, this past weekend, announcing the approval of various projects and pledging to continue its efforts in becoming a key international player in development-related lending. The 25-26 June meeting brought...
30 June 2016
The US International Trade Commission (USITC) announced last week that it had approved duties on “cold-rolled steel flat products” from China and Japan, citing results from an investigation that found injury to American domestic industry. The news from the US agency was announced on 22 June, with...
30 June 2016
Coming Soon 4 July, London, UK. AFTER THE VOTE: BRITAIN’S FUTURE IN EUROPE. This Chatham House event will examine possible ways forward for both the UK and the EU in the wake of the 23 June referendum on the UK’s membership in the bloc. The event will feature Sir John Holmes, the director of the...
30 June 2016
THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (June 2016). This new report breaks down the potential implications of air pollution, estimating the possible premature deaths, lowered agricultural production, and...