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Blog: Trade, cities and TTIP
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Blog: Trade, cities and TTIP

A draft paper by the ECIPE think tank in Brussels is currently being circulated and was discussed at a meeting in Brussels this morning. The paper, co-authored by Fredrik Erixon and Martina Francesca Ferracane basically asks how cities like  London, Paris and Stockholm can prosper from TTIP, the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment …

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EU’s globalised textile industry wary of “labyrinth” of trade rules in bloc’s bilateral free trade deals

Europe’s textile industry gave a luke-warm assessment of the EU’s current trade strategy centered on negotiating preferential bilateral free trade agreements (FTA). At a recent gathering in Brussels, industry representatives welcomed ongoing efforts by the EU to open markets abroad. But the cost of complying with new FTA’s rules is seen as …

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State-owned companies and weak rule of law a rising concern of European firms invested in China

The latest report by the EU Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, the Business Confidence Survey 2014 reveals increasing pessimism of European companies invested in China as to their future business prospects in the country. The current economic  slowdown is an important factor in explaining this perception, but a deteriorating business environment stands …

Comment: Canada-EU CETA – what’s left to be done and why it matters
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Comment: Canada-EU CETA – what’s left to be done and why it matters

The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) won’t solve Europe’s energy woes nor end Canada’s reliance on the American market. But both sides have plenty to lose if the agreement is left to languish. Very importantly, CETA sets a new bar for managing investor-state relations. If CETA’s extra specification …