EU-Japan Agreement: 2019 ushers in the world’s largest trade deal ever made

Written by Ngaio Olsen-Stahl Following the Second World War, both Japan and the European continent saw incredible success in rebuilding their societies. Japan notoriously fostered an economic miracle and shot up to second place of the world’s largest economies just… Continue Reading →

Saving the multilateral trading system: EU’s action plan to reform the World Trade Organization

Written by Yasmine Idrissi Azzouzi Geneva, November 2018 On September 18th, the European Commission has published proposals to reform the World Trade Organization. Since its establishment in 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has created a level playing field for… Continue Reading →

By our English Ambassador: ‘Are we the bad guys?’

  We in the UK see ourselves as world leaders and as a benevolent force in the world: a member of the G7, G20 and much more, with ‘special relationships’ between us and many other countries, financially successful but also… Continue Reading →

What do the Greenpeace TTIP-leaks actually tell us?

By Melle Scholten, MA student of International Relations in Groningen, having previously completed a BA in European Studies in Maastricht.  Without a whole lot of publicity, Greenpeace released 248 pages of confidential TTIP-negotiation documents this week[i]. Considering TTIP has been… Continue Reading →

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its effects on democratic sovereignty

By Maurijn Rezvani, student of Anthropology and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and writer for the European Student Think Tank.  The number of signed trade agreements is growing exponentially. Since the nineties this number has grown eightfold (see… Continue Reading →

TTIP agreement: the Bulgarian perspective

by Ekaterina Dimitrusheva. Originally published on 2013/12/22 At the end of 2013 the European Union is a strong and attractive global partner, and its combined economy still is the largest in the world. Therefore the negotiations over the prospective Transatlantic… Continue Reading →

EU-PRC Relationship (Part 2/3: Economy)

By Jacob Sienar. Originally published on 2013/01/22 France’s support for a multipolar world order had resulted in a series of high-level exchanges during the 1990’s, which facilitated the establishment of  annual  EU-China Summits, which continue today.  The summit was cancelled… Continue Reading →

Rally ‘Round the Flag

By Tevfik Murat Yildirim. Originally published on 2012/07/08 The EU should be fed up with gloomy news coming from weak links in the chain, but still, there appears to be much to contend with. It seems dubious to argue that… Continue Reading →

The EU is (still) an economic success story and should not abandon its growth model

By Katja Mann. Originally published on Apr 7th, 2012 The World Bank recently pub­lished a report which served as a reminder of a fact that is eas­ily for­got­ten these days: The European Union is a suc­cess story when it comes… Continue Reading →

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