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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.
Economy & Jobs 01-06-2017

Gambardella: EU, China should move beyond stereotypes

EU companies’ investment opportunities in China will keep on growing but the EU should understand that the super-preferential treatment it received for years is over and should move beyond stereotypes, ChinaEU President Luigi Gambardella told EURACTIV.com.
Brexit 26-01-2017

Ex-US ambassador: Ideology has ‘Trump-ed’ common sense

Ideology has “Trump-ed” common sense in the US, the country’s former ambassador to the EU warned. Anthony Gardner said that post-Brexit trade talks between Britain and America and the UK and the EU will be long and difficult.
Trade & Society 20-04-2016

Jude Kirton-Darling MEP: Steel crisis has already cost lives in England

The steel crisis has cost lives in the North East England constituency, MEP Jude Kirton-Darling has said, before launching a blistering attack on the British government for its inaction in the fight to save steel.
Euro & Finance 03-03-2016

Benjamin Angel: ‘Speed-dating’ EU investment

The European Commission is getting ready to launch a “speed-dating” website that should help match investors with project promoters from all around Europe.
Climate change 23-11-2015

Angel Gurria: ‘Climate challenge should be seen as an opportunity’

Years of inaction on climate change have significantly held back the world’s economic growth, according to the secretary general of the OECD. But fossil fuel subsidies are still commonplace, Angel Gurría told EURACTIV partner La Tribune.

Aluminium boss: Chinese dumping a ‘slow death’ for European industry

Unfair Chinese aluminium trading is killing the European industry and, if the country is given market economy status by the European Union, it could have a catastrophic impact on EU jobs and production, warns Gerd Götz.
Trade & Society 12-02-2013

WTO candidate: Trade inclusiveness remains top priority

Mari Elka Pangestu, one of the nine candidates to succeed World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy in May, tells Euractiv about her “multilateral and inclusive” vision for the WTO. 
EU Priorities 2020 05-02-2013

Italian ambassador: EU budget has to do ‘better with less’

As EU leaders prepare for long negotiations on the EU budget this week, Italian Ambassador Nelli Feroci says Italy is working towards a "balanced and equitable" deal, where funds earmarked for agriculture and regional cohesion - traditionally the big components of the budget - are geared to maximise growth and jobs, and achieve a sustainable European economic recovery.
Agrifood 24-11-2009

Think-tank: Global food security ‘threatened by liberalisation’

Liberalising global agricultural trade without any regulation would threaten global food security as private investment funds would buy huge amounts of land in developing countries and produce for a profit rather than to feed the poor, warned Jacques Carles, founder of French think tank Momagri. 
Med & South 24-04-2009

Zagorski: Tough task ahead for EU-Russia talks

Energy, trade, investment and security will be at the heart of EU-Russia partnership negotiations, Andrei V. Zagorski told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview. The Russian expert predicts that negotiations will be difficult as the EU-Russia relationship is "not going through the best time". But the Russian academic is hopeful that agreement can be struck, citing substantial "mutual interests".
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