International trade

Brexit: Can supply disruptions be avoided? 

Wednesday 23 December 2020 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

Who exports and who imports? A German economics think tank, the Ifo institute, has looked at the interdependencies between the European Union and the United Kingdom.


EU-UK: a special relationship, even after the divorce 

Monday 30 November 2020 | Gérard Vindt
| Alternatives Economiques

In 2019-20, the EU remained by far the largest economic partner of the United Kingdom by all definitions: exports, imports, goods and services. 


Brexit: The dream of British Conservatives is in trouble 

Friday 27 November 2020 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The handful of trade deals that the British government has so far concluded with non-EU countries will not fully compensate for the loss of the European market.


How the pandemic is transforming the illegal drug market 

Tuesday 21 July 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

The economic impact of Covid-19 has been immense, influencing all our lives. So far, however, the illegal drug market has not suffered unduly, and in some countries it is booming due to the capacity of criminals to adapt.


Europe’s dependence on medicine imports 

Wednesday 18 March 2020 | Florence Schulz
| Euractiv

Most of the drugs sold worldwide come from India and China, where production is cheapest. As a result, Europe’s supply of medicines is in the hands of a few companies. 


International trade (UNCTAD)

Monday 16 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

UNCTAD presents a database of more than 150 international trade data series, covering topics from economic trends to trasport and investments.


The Irish Sea, a new frontier  in depth

Friday 15 November 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The introduction of customs and regulatory controls in the Irish Sea, provided for in the latest UK withdrawal agreement, would make Northern Ireland a very special economic area.


Arms in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe (SEESAC)

Saturday 02 February 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The SEESAC organization publishes data on the proliferation of light weapons, on armed violence, as well as on regional arms exports.


The EU has signed a free trade agreement with Japan

Wednesday 16 January 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In December the European Parliament approved a trade agreement with Japan. But, as the tweets of various MEPs show, criticism is hardly lacking.


How much is the UK-EU trade worth? 

Monday 05 November 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

A few months to Brexit, the impact of a no deal or of a “hard Brexit” on bilateral trade between the UK and the EU is still uncertain. We had a look at the numbers behind it.