Should the EU be blamed for the downfall of the WTO?
The answer is no, but why has the EU moved towards one-to-one trade agreements instead of relying on the WTO in recent years? The reasons lie in the immobility of the latter and the efficiency of the former.
Biden, the EU and arms exports
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.
Brexit: Can supply disruptions be avoided?
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
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
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
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
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.
The Irish Sea, a new frontier
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)
The SEESAC organization publishes data on the proliferation of light weapons, on armed violence, as well as on regional arms exports.