Trade & Society

Economy & Jobs 30-08-2021

Putting sustainability at the heart of the EU’s trade agenda

The question of how to put sustainability at the heart of the EU's trade policy, and retain public public support for it, has become a vital issue for EU policymakers.
Global Europe 31-05-2021

Building a fairer labour market

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The growing number of third country national workers on the EU labour market poses major questions on the functioning of the bloc’s internal market, and is currently the subject of what could be a landmark European Court of Justice case....
Energy 18-11-2019

Raw materials: Aiming for sovereignty

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In face of fierce global competition, how can Europe secure access to key raw materials for the future of its industry?
EU-China 08-05-2019

‘Belt and Road’: Linking up Europe and Asia

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Six years after it launched its 'Belt and Road' initiative, China promises to improve the transparency and sustainability of its massive transport infrastructure programme as a way to dispel European concerns.
EU-China 05-11-2018

A new trade framework for shared prosperity

European countries and companies welcomed China’s new measures to open up its economy and import more goods announced during its first Import Expo organized in Shanghai. But they urged the Asian economy to address some issues including intellectual property rights.
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Central Asia 04-07-2018

The New Silk Road

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The Belt and Road initiative largely replicates the Silk Road, a common historical heritage of China, Kazakhstan and all countries along its path. The economic potential of the initiative is huge, and so are its geopolitical effects.
Energy 17-10-2016

Sunlight at the end of the tunnel?

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Europe is the most solarised region in the world, but deployment of technology needs to be stepped up if the bloc is to meet its climate commitments.
18-04-2016

Saving European steel

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Policymakers are struggling to find the way forward to preserve a future for the European steel industry, once a bedrock of the bloc’s industrial economy, which is currently facing the most serious crisis in its history.
TTIP and the Arbitration Clause
08-12-2014

TTIP and the arbitration clause

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An imminent Commission report on ISDS will re-ignite the explosive debate between negotiators and politicians who favour pushing ahead with an arbitration clause in the treaty, and a broad coalition of vocal opponents.