In the early 1900s, young Frenchman Jean Monnet travelled Canada and was inspired by its unique form of federalism. It helped fuel his interest in a unified Europe and a transatlantic community.
The EU has repeatedly placed great emphasis on the protection of geographical names like champagne and parmesan during trade negotiations.
It’s likely that a future UK-EU trade deal will be subject to approval by all EU member states and their sub-national parliaments.
Trade under Trump will mean more bilateral agreements, hard bargaining and ultimatums, a sharp departure from Obama’s multilateral, win-win approach.
Trump’s ‘America first’ rhetoric implies that the internationalism and ‘enlightened self-interest’ that built the postwar order was a big mistake. The evidence and basic economics disagree.
Trump formally pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and signaled his intention to begin renegotiating NAFTA. Here’s some context.
Where do we go from here? After a dramatic year, we look ahead to some key economic and political trends that will influence our lives over the next 12 months.
Britain has a number of bilateral treaties with Eastern European countries that will remain after Brexit.
Trade bashing is a well-established practice among US presidential candidates. The difference with Trump is that he may actually deliver on his rhetoric.
Many of the US’s current and mooted free trade negotiations are now dead in the water, but that doesn’t mean it’s game over for free trade.
Trade adjustment assistance, dubbed ‘burial insurance’ by those it’s supposed to help, needs to be significantly reformed so that future trade deals don’t have so many workers feeling left behind.
Most Western trade agreements – past and present – appear to be in doubt amid an anti-globalization backlash.
President Obama still believes there’s hope to pass the 12-nation TPP deal before he leaves office, but the chances seem very slim.
The controversial trade agreement between the EU and United States could well fall apart, only for the UK to pick up its pieces.
If Brexiters thought that making new international tariff deals and joining the WTO would be a cakewalk, they’re in for a shock.
They may not be the Illuminati but there is a different kind of conspiracy at play at the secretive annual Bilderberg meeting of global elites.
A landmark trade deal between the US and Europe has been left floundering. So what has killed progress?
The idea that the British government would do a better job of protecting its people after Brexit doesn’t stand up to much scrutiny.
Conservative MP David Davies has been telling anti-TTIP activists that a leave vote is how they can torpedo the deal.
It has taken years to get CETA in place, and it still doesn’t work as intended.