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Not so free trade?

Britain’s splendid, free-booting, liberal traders, now leading the UK into the economic wild blue yonder, believe that most of the world’s trading nations will be queuing up to sign lots of lovely, lucrative trade deals as the country breaks away from the European Union. They are in for a nasty shock. Most obviously, most of… » read more

  Posted by Brian Gardner's Blog

The apparent enthusiasm of US President Donald Trump for a trade deal with the United Kingdom in its post-Brexit state should be regarded with considerable scepticism. The UK’s Brexiteer enthusiasts, currently suffering from the delusion that every major trading nation in the world is ‘queuing up to strike deals’ with London, should look at the… » read more

  Posted by Brian Gardner's Blog

Counterfeiting is bad news for everyone, bar fraudsters. Consumers are exposed to inferior or dangerous products, brands lose their value and online platforms like Allegro risk their reputation as trustworthy marketplaces. Although legal instruments to prevent IPR infringements, such as the IPR Enforcement and E-Commerce Directives, exist at EU/national level, they can be complemented by… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

La période estivale a été riche en évènements qui ont mis en évidence l’intérêt et l’utilité de l’Union européenne. Grèce, producteurs de porcs ou de lait, migrants et réfugiés, terrorismes et sécurité des transports, libre circulation des Européens au sein de l’Union, protection des frontières et garde-côtes européenne voilà autant d’exemples qui, s’ils peuvent se… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

La période estivale a été riche en évènements qui ont mis en évidence l’intérêt et l’utilité de l’Union européenne. Grèce, producteurs de porcs ou de lait, migrants et réfugiés, terrorismes et sécurité des transports, libre circulation des Européens au sein de l’Union, protection des frontières et garde-côtes européenne voilà autant d’exemples qui, s’ils peuvent se… » read more

Few economic phenomena attract as much attention in Poland as fuel prices. This is not surprising, considering that an average household owns at least one passenger car, and the share of fuels in total consumer spending has long surpassed 5%, which is more or less the same we spend on healthcare, appliances and running our… » read more

Cuentos chinos

La serpiente informativa de verano de este año ha venido en forma de crisis bursátil china. Paradojas de la globalización que transmite temores a los mercados internacionales desde un parqué bursátil de una economía planificada comunista. Este mundo de contradicciones que convierte en segunda economía mundial a China, el capitalismo colectivizado que mientras trata de… » read more

La serpiente informativa de verano de este año ha venido en forma de crisis bursátil china. Paradojas de la globalización que transmite temores a los mercados internacionales desde un parqué bursátil de una economía planificada comunista. Este mundo de contradicciones que convierte en segunda economía mundial a China, el capitalismo colectivizado que mientras trata de… » read more

  Posted by Con acento hispano

The European Commission has broken new ground in transparency over Big Tobacco lobbying around the ongoing EU-US trade talks. Well, it admitted there had been at least one meeting with Philip Morris about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – which is progress of a sort. Responding to an information request by the Corporate… » read more

Where Is This Soya?

Have any of you ever heard of the Danube Soya Initiative…? That’s what I thought. It is Europe’s most significant (and only) attempt to boost conventional non-GM soya production in countries along the banks of the Danube River. Why do we need to boost the production you ask? Because European farmers and our animals are… » read more

As it happened, I was unable to attend the lecture by Prof. Finn E. Kydland and Prof. Edward C. Prescott, entitled ‘The Poor Economic Performances in the EU and the US: Problems are Political, not Economic’, which took place on June 24th in Warsaw. I was in Sopot at that time, presenting the energy and… » read more

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