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Economy & Jobs 10-07-2019

EU-Mercosur deal divides both sides of the Atlantic

Ten days ago, the EU and four Mercosur countries signed a free trade agreement that will cover a market of 780 million consumers. However, diverging opinions on both sides of the Atlantic remain.  EURACTIV's partner, Euroefe reports.
Development Policy 09-06-2017

Arancha González: ‘Fair’ is a bit of a difficult word

In an exclusive interview, the International Trade Centre's executive director managed expectations about fair trade, as well as broaching the subject of child labour and transparency in the value chain.
Development Policy 19-08-2016

How the UN could support SDGs with shared value

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make little sense if the purchasing power of the farmers who produce coffee, cocoa or tea is disregarded, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz in an open letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Development Policy 31-08-2015

Drink coffee, change the world

How many cents per cup of coffee consumed in developed nations help eradicate poverty in coffee growing regions? The answer is shocking, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz.
Agrifood 08-07-2015

Europe’s coffee trade: Grounds for reform?

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world. 1.6 billion cups are consumed every day and the global market is worth 64 billion euros. But do coffee farmers get a fair share of the profits?
Development Policy 10-06-2015

The EU-CELAC ‘Partnership’ fails the coffee test

The value chain behind a cup of coffee provides a striking example that, in spite of all beautiful words about EU’s commitment to development aid, this business amounts to rude exploitation, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz.
EU Elections 2014 14-04-2014

Le Pen’s ‘dodgy’ economics

The leader of the Front National, Marine Le Pen, is under fire for her economic programme, and turning down a televised debate with Martin Schulz. EURACTIV France reports.

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