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Global Europe 01-10-2019

Unsuitable mandates, wrong candidates: A difficult start for von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen still has a chance to chart a path to a fairer, greener, inclusive and prosperous Europe. But what values will she really uphold, asks a group of more than 20 signatories, including ActionAid, Climate Action Network, European Network against Racism, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.
Trade & Society 18-09-2008

Conceptualising approaches to trade in health care

"Great benefits can be made by opening health sectors to trade and investment integration, but very few countries have undertaken such reforms," write Lucy Davis and Fredrik Erixon in a policy brief for the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE).
Trade & Society 11-01-2008

EU-Africa economic partnership agreements: opportunity or car crash?

If the EU's trade policy is to fulfil its potential as a "powerful instrument for African development", its system of economic partnership agreements (EPAs) needs a rethink, argue Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Paul Collier for Open Democracy.
Trade & Society 27-06-2007

Benefits of trade liberalisation measures on automobile industry

Trade liberalising measures have played a major role in the development of transnational production network in both Europe and Asia, claims Dr Heribert Dieter from the Notre Europe think-tank.
Trade & Society 24-05-2007

‘Regulatory co-operation between the US and Europe’

As part of Bertelsmann Stiftung's 'Transatlantic Thinkers' series, David Vogel – Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley – examines the current political efforts for less regulation in transatlantic trade, which was the main focus of the latest EU-US summit.   
Trade & Society 02-05-2007

EU-US economic relations: From free trade to deep integration

Just as EU and US leaders have agreed to a new transatlantic economic partnership, Barbara Böttcher and Klaus Deutsch of Deutsche Bank provide recommendations on how the two economic giants can deepen economic co-operation.  
Trade & Society 02-12-2005

From Bound Duties to Actual Protection: Industrial Liberalisation in the Doha Round

This is a working paper from Mohamed Hedi Bchir, Lionel Fontagné and Sébastien Jean of Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).  In the run up to the Doha trade negotiations, this study, published in November 2005, looks at different methods which could be used in liberalising trade markets and analyses the probable effects of each.
Energy 01-06-2004

The Question of Generation Adequacy in Liberalised Electricity Markets

This paper presents an overview of the reasons why unregulated markets for the production of electricity cannot be expected to invest sufficiently in generation capacity on a continuous basis.
Transport 05-11-2003

European public transport at a crossroads

This paper analyses the issues at stake in liberalizing Europe's transportation networks.
Euro & Finance 18-04-2003

OCA theory and EMU Eastern enlargement – An empirical application

The accession of several Central and Eastern European Countries to Euroland is likely to be realised within the next years and it is an important issue to assess whether these candidates are prepared for EMU membership better or worse than the current participants.