Global Trade 2014

Sharing the same vision – the cornerstone of a new industrial policy for Europe The EU needs an unambiguous and well-defined strategic plan, argues Claire Dhéret It’s the parties, stupid! Jo Leinen examines the prospects for trans-national European democracy The world in 2020 – making Europe more flexible in a changing world Jim O’Neill and Alessio Terzi argue that Europe needs to be more flexible in a changing world Working without borders Free movement of labour should be untouchable, writes Klaus Zimmermann TTIP - what EU business is looking for The TTIP is a unique opportunity to further integrate the EU and US economies, writes Luisa Santos What now for EU-Russia relations? Fraser Cameron considers the impact of the Ukraine crisis on European security EU expansionism and the crisis in Ukraine Robert Oulds asserts that Western backed regime change in Ukraine has only succeeded in bringing to the fore and provoking divisions in a fundamentally divided nation Post-socialism is over: trade reallocation between the EU and Russia Igor Bagayev and Boris Najman discuss the possible consequences of recent events in Ukraine for EU trade with Russia The energy triangle: the EU, Ukraine and Russia Olesia Ogryzko says that the EU and its member states should look beyond narrow national commercial interests and think about the long-term energy security of the EU as a whole A business platform to shape the G20 agenda The ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group ensures the inclusion of business views in the deliberations of G20 leaders, writes the International Chamber of Commerce Envisioning a sustainable Black Sea: the role of the ICBSS Zefi Dimadama writes that there is an urgent need for the adoption of a new plan for sustainable development in the Black Sea region China's trade policy. The hegemon in waiting It would be both sensible and advisable to integrate China into the ongoing development of international trade rules, argues Hanns Günther Hilpert China’s reforms: is Beijing playing its hand well? Jörg Wuttke and Jonathan Greenhill discuss the policies China needs to adopt to succeed in the 21st Century European companies need stronger signals to deliver a real industrial renaissance Inconsistent and uncoordinated legislative initiatives have led to higher costs for businesses and added to the amount of red tape in Europe, finds Markus Beyrer More countries must push for deal to liberalize trade in green goods and services The International Chamber of Commerce writes about the latest step to move global trade talks out of the Doha Development Agenda deadlock and build on momentum following the successful outcome of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali in December 2013 European elections ahead but no changes expected! Plus ça change... The European Union suffers from a governance deficit, particularly on economic matters, and the European elections will not change this, write Raoul Kirschbichler and Mario Fantini Europe - a time for change Alisdair McIntosh writes that now is a good time to draw breath and look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead for the EU Strategic options for Europe’s future The New Pact for Europe outline five possible strategic options for the future of Europe The obsession with regulation Robert Oulds argues that the European Commission’s attitude to regulation stymies innovation and harms economic growth TTIP’ing in the right direction – what the new free trade agreement will mean for growth in Europe Håvard Sandvik looks at why the European Liberal Forum convened a roundtable to assess the progress made and the obstacles to a new transatlantic free trade agreement Are the TTIP roadblocks for real? What does rising anti-trade rhetoric imply for the TTIP’s prospects, asks Suparna Karmakar Global Trade Archive 2013 To link to 2013 archive articles click here Global Trade Archive 2012 To link to 2012 archive articles click here Global Trade Archive 2011 To link to 2011 archive articles click here