International trade

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.


Germany dominates EU trade

Tuesday 06 February 2018 | VoxEurop

The EU’s international trade is pretty stable lately, and growing slightly, with Germany towering over its fellow EU members.


Arms trade: a flourishing business for EU countries 

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | Francesca Barca
| VoxEurop

Armament exports from Europe are benefiting from global growth in the sector, and European countries are placed firmly among the world’s largest suppliers.