20 November 2014

TTIP: NEW COMMISSION DIVIDED OVER THE FUTURE OF ISDS IN EU TRADE POLICY. Published by the viEUws (November 2014). In this video interview, viEUws journalist Jennifer Baker interviews EU parliamentarian Richard More O’Ferrall, who currently serves as the spokesperson for the Greens Group, on the future of the ongoing trade talks between the EU and US, particularly in the context of the new European Commission. Topics highlighted in the interview include the controversial subject of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), as well as questions regarding the level of transparency in the negotiations. To watch the interview, please click here.

TOWARDS GREEN GROWTH IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (November 2014). In this new publication, part of the OECD Green Growth Studies series, the authors aim to provide a framework for leaders within the Southeast Asian region who are working toward developing green growth-oriented policies. The paper was prepared following various consultations with local officials and researchers on the subject. The paper can be accessed in PDF form here.

AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO SAVE UKRAINE. By Anders Åslund for the Peterson Institute for International Economics (November 2014). In this policy brief, the author highlights the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine this year as an opportunity for advancing economic reforms in the Eastern European country, even in the context of continued political and military turmoil. The author notes, however, that the window to make good on this potential is brief, and therefore requires swift policy action. To learn more, or to read the paper, please visit the Peterson Institute website.

OECD STATISTICS ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES, VOLUME 2014 ISSUE 2. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (November 2014). This new volume of OECD services trade statistics breaks down these numbers by partner country for 32 OECD members, along with the EU, the eurozone area, and Russia. Definitions and methodological notes for the 2008-2012 period are also provided. The document can be viewed here.

THE TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP: EUROPEAN DISINTEGRATION, UNEMPLOYMENT AND INSTABILITY. Published by Jeronim Capaldo for the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University (October 2014). In this working paper, the author assesses the effects that the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could have, once completed. Capaldo conducts his analysis of the planned EU-US trade deal using the United Nations Global Policy Model, and suggests that the TTIP pact could potentially have some adverse impacts on areas such as financial instability and employment. The paper can be viewed here.

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