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COMMENT – After TPP: don’t expect a US ‘pivot’ to TTIP so soon
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COMMENT – After TPP: don’t expect a US ‘pivot’ to TTIP so soon

European hopes that the conclusion of the Transpacific Partnership might lead Washington to dedicate more attention to TTIP will soon be dashed. If Europeans want the United States to give priority to TTIP, Brussels and the member states will need to overcome their self-referential politics on the transatlantic deal and make themselves more attractive as partners. Iana …

‘At the border’: trade facilitation is the issue
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‘At the border’: trade facilitation is the issue

In trade policy circles, political attention currently focuses on ‘behind the border’ trade barriers stemming from domestic regulations. In fact, ‘at the border’ trade barriers continue to matter as much. The EU’s recently announced ratification of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement is a recognition of this fact. Corinne Vadcar …

Comment: Labour mobility – EU neighbourhood policy’s new approach wrong-footed
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Comment: Labour mobility – EU neighbourhood policy’s new approach wrong-footed

Ahead of important EU meetings this week, namely the Riga Summit with Eastern partners and a new round of trade talks with Morocco, here a long-read on why one of the cornerstones of the EU’s neighbourhood policy overhaul – to limit migration – is flawed economically, politically, and morally.  The text explains why the EU must be much …