The UK government’s plan for the future customs arrangements and transition period show how little the Trade department knows about trade. Time for the Brexiteers to prepare for a hard border.
Public sentiment toward migrants is rapidly changing in Italy. The Interior Ministry asked NGOs saving migrants off the Libyan coast to sign a code of conduct in order to regulate their activities. Italy is focusing on the wrong problem, and formulating the wrong solutions.
Trump and Merkel’s latest clash over German trade policy revives a decade-long economic power struggle within Europe. Germany’s export is booming: is it a problem? Should Berlin invest more? German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump at their joint press conference in the White House in Washington, D.C, on March 17, 2017. Both … Continue reading Trump vs Merkel: German Trade on Trial and the Eurozone Crisis
The Commission’s newly published White Paper presents five options for the future of the EU. Some look more promising than others and one seems to have found the support of four big players. At last September’s State of the Union Speech, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker painfully went through the whole list of … Continue reading We need a vision. Maybe even five.