From Impossible to Impractical: The Post-Brexit Custom Arrangements

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.

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The Italian Moral U-Turn on migrants and the deafening silence of Europe

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 vs Merkel: German Trade on Trial and the Eurozone Crisis

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