Trade & TTIP Related

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 […]

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 […]