Trade & TTIP Related

EU and US Sanctions: Which Sovereignty?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

This text is the outcome of a workshop with MARIEHÉLÈNE BÉRARD, investment banker, FARID FATAH, Ph.D. candidate in Law, PASCAL LAMY, President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, LOUIS SCHWEITZER, Honorary Chairman of Renault, and PIERRE VIMONT, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe. If one accepts Jean-Claude Juncker’s last State of the Union speech in September […]

Vulcan View: Week of October 22

Friday, October 26th, 2018

BREXIT    Theresa May once again wards off Tory rebels on Brexit    Theresa May addressed her conservative party backbenchers at the weekly meeting of the 1922 Committee on Wednesday, where she made an impassioned speech that appears to have placated some of her critics, at least for now. Mrs May asked to speak at […]

Euro 2.0: Past, Present, and Future of Euro Area Integration, Opening Remarks by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

“The Euro at 20 Conference” — Dublin, Ireland June 25, 2018 As prepared for delivery Introduction Thank you, Philip, for that very kind introduction. It is a pleasure to welcome all of you to “The Euro at 20” conference jointly organized by the Central Bank of Ireland and the IMF. We meet at a moment […]

European Commission reacts to the US restrictions on steel and aluminium affecting the EU

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The US announced that starting on 1 June 2018 it will impose additional duties of 25 % and 10 % respectively on imports of steel and aluminium from the EU. President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker said: “I am concerned by this decision. The EU believes these unilateral US tariffs are unjustified and at odds with World […]

5 Recommendations for the Mayor’s FDI Strategy to Capture Some of the Investment Inflow

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

It seems international businesses are booming in the U.S. New York City opened its doors in beta version in Brooklyn. New York City is the newest addition to international-focused accelerator programs and co-working places and an example of significant foreign direct investment (FDI) into New York City. A few months ago, the Partnership for New […]

EACCNY on CNN International to discuss State of Brexit Negotiations

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

EACC New York’s Executive Director Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild was invited to speak to CNN International’s Zain Asher on CNN International  “Quest means Business” program. The discussion focused on Brexit and the most recent developments in the negotiation process between Britain and the EU. Zain and Yvonne talked about the state of the negotiations, broadly outlined the […]

Speech by President Juncker at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament ahead of the European Council meeting of 22 and 23 March 2018

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Monsieur le Président, re-bonjour. Mesdames et Messieurs les députés, Just under two weeks ago I returned from a tour around the Western Balkans. It was a memorable trip for many reasons. What struck me the most was the passion and conviction in the European Union. This gave me a renewed sense of belief and hope: […]

European Commission Responds to Imposed Steel and Aluminum Duties

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The European Commission has responded to the recent announcement from the President of the United States regarding the imposition of additional duties for steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. Earlier this morning, the College of Commissioners held a press conference in which it was firmly stated that the European Union still hopes that the proposed […]

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 […]