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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.
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.
UNCTAD presents a database of more than 150 international trade data series, covering topics from economic trends to trasport and investments.
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.
The SEESAC organization publishes data on the proliferation of light weapons, on armed violence, as well as on regional arms exports.
In December the European Parliament approved a trade agreement with Japan. But, as the tweets of various MEPs show, criticism is hardly lacking.
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.
The EU’s international trade is pretty stable lately, and growing slightly, with Germany towering over its fellow EU members.
Armament exports from Europe are benefiting from global growth in the sector, and European countries are placed firmly among the world’s largest suppliers.