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With Biden’s arrival in the White House, many pieces are moving on the international chessboard, including relations between Western democracies and the Middle East, and the delicate issue of arms exports.
In 2019-20, the EU remained by far the largest economic partner of the United Kingdom by all definitions: exports, imports, goods and services.
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.
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.
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.