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Economy & Jobs 11-09-2020

Chinese companies’ concerns need to be heard and addressed

This is an extraordinary year, clearly, because of COVID-19: the pandemic is wreaking havoc on economies and our businesses are struggling to weather the fallout. Zhou Lihong is the Chairwoman of the China Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Our...
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Trade & Society 13-01-2015

Trading and being treated fairly: Why European industry needs investment protection

Clauses similar to the Investor-State Dispute Mechanism (ISDS) being discussed as part of EU-US trade negotiations have existed for well over 30 years, and has only ever been used as a last resort, writes a coalition of business organisations. Above all it cannot, and has not been used, to overturn governments’ ability to regulate, they claim.
Competition 05-11-2013

British business benefits greatly from EU membership

In the debate on the UK's membership of the European Union, some have called into question the value of the member state status. But British business - large and small - is unequivocal: membership of a reformed EU is the best way to realise our global future, writes Katja Hall.
Trade & Society 03-08-2007

EU business ‘convinced’ of Turkey’s accession

Europe's entrepreneurs are convinced of the merits of Turkish accession to the EU even though EU politicians and voters are not, observe Katinka Barysch and Rainer Hermann in a June 2007 essay for the Centre for European Reform (CER).
Public Affairs 23-11-2004

The Changing Role of EU Trade Associations

In this paper, Prof. Justin Greenwood analyses how European trade associations differ from those - often larger ones - operating at national level, their membership structure and the challenges they face.
Development Policy 26-03-2001

How the EU can revive the Kyoto Protocol?

Recent developments since the break-down of COP6, including the cancellation of the Oslo ministerial mini-summit, but also the letter of US President Bush to three senators indicating that he opposed the Kyoto Protocol and that, contrary to an election campaign...