Trade & TTIP Related

Video: Trade Around the World – Ambassador O’Sullivan of the European Union Delegation

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

While the United States renegotiates NAFTA and focuses on trade law enforcement, what is the rest of the world doing on trade? WITA’s second annual look at what is happening around the world of trade outside the United States. From One Belt and One Road to Brexit, the Pacific Alliance and TPP-11, the world is […]

Winter 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: A solid and lasting expansion

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Growth rates for the euro area and the EU beat expectations last year as the transition from economic recovery to expansion continues. The euro area and EU economies are both estimated to have grown by 2.4% in 2017, the fastest pace in a decade. This robust performance is set to continue in 2018 and 2019 […]

Transparent EU Trade and Investment Policy

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström | Brussels, 29 May 2017 | Civil Society Dialogue It’s my pleasure to be here with you today. I’m just going to give you a little overview of where we are on trade policy, and then to hear your questions: I want to have a dialogue. Trade and […]

Europe Is Still a Superpower

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Europe Is Not Only Still a Superpower: it’s going to remain one for decades to come. By Andrew Moravcsik | Foreign Policy Magazine | April 13, 2017 Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome, many view Europe as a spent force in global politics. Conventional wisdom states that world politics today is unipolar, with the […]

High Fences Do Not Make Good Neighbors: It is the Economy, My Friends

Monday, February 27th, 2017

When Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, Western Europe accounted for about 20% of gross world product. Five centuries later, it is still around 20-25% of world GDP, but its North American daughter has surged to another 25%. The “West”, as we loosely call it, has thus 10% of the world’s population and […]

EU Economic Outlook 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The European Commission today publishes its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including an assessment of remaining imbalances. It also publishes a report on the implementation of the Fiscal Compact, a report analysing the debt situation in Italy and a report, together with a proposal to the Council for […]

Canceling or Renegotiating Trade Agreements: How does that work

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

By Jeremiah Baronberg Previously published on bluestarstrategies.com see here During the recent U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump made reshaping America’s involvement in international economic affairs a centerpiece of his platform. As a candidate, he specifically called out international trade—from abandoned factories to lost jobs and competitive wages—as a locus for many of the economic and societal […]

Ambassador O’Sullivan: Trade a Win-Win for U.S., EU

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

In a recent interview with Fox Business, David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the United States, talks trade policies, Brexit, NATO, and the refugee crisis in Europe. Watch the interview.                Compliments of Fox Business

A trade plan that keeps the US open and workers safe? It’s possible.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

By Karen Tramontano,  opinion contributor, previously published at thehill.com see here During the presidential campaign and in the months after the election, Donald Trump Team Trump should get in the union-busting business Green Party blasts Dems on DeVos confirmation Why the Iranian people support a tougher policy toward Tehran MORE made clear his intention to reshape America’s […]

EU must seek new trade deals if U.S. looks inward: Eurogroup president

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The European Union will have to establish new trading partnerships if its traditional economic and political ally the United States heads down a path of protectionism, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Tuesday. “We don’t yet know if that is going to happen,” Dijsselbloem told the RTL broadcaster. “Europe must not sit back and blindly […]