Author Archives: Nicolò Conti

Euronews 05.05.2021 – Airbus-Boeing tariffs, EU look to resolve trade dispute ahead of July deadline

Pascal Lamy was interviewed this morning on Euronews regarding the EU-US trade relationships.

Former EU trade chief and WTO boss Pascal Lamy expects the EU‘s upcoming tool for foreign subsidies to push China to introduce rules on state aid

Politico Pro – Morning Trade – 29.04.2021 LAMY’S STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH CHINESE SUBSIDIES: Pascal Lamy, a former EU trade commissioner and WTO boss, hopes that with its upcoming anti-subsidies tool, the EU will be able to catch up with the U.S. and push China to finally accept rules governing public subsidies. Great expectations: “Expect […]

Hainan, l’étrange laboratoire libéral de Xi Jinping

Les autorités chinoises ambitionnent de faire de cette île tropicale du sud de la Chine une immense zone capable, à l’horizon 2050, de rivaliser avec les plus grands ports francs actuels. Par Frédéric Lemaître (Hainan, envoyé spécial) Située tout au sud de la Chine, l’île tropicale d’Hainan continue de jouir d’une certaine nonchalance. Dans la banlieue […]

28th April 2021 – Bruegel – CHINA AND THE WTO: (HOW) CAN THEY LIVE TOGETHER?

What changes can be made to make China and the WTO more compatible with each other? At this event we presented “China and the WTO: Why Multilateralism Still Matters” (authored by Petros C. Mavroidis and André Sapir) and discussed China’s participation in the World Trade Organization, the conflicts it has caused, and how WTO reforms […]

IFPRI seminar 26 Apr 2021 – Evolving factors shaping trade in agriculture and food

Points made by Pascal Lamy Intro: July 2008: ag ssc rejection by the US was the straw that broke the DDA camelback 13 years later: ag nowhere to be seen in the WTO big agenda what happened? has trade in ag become irrelevant? have soldiers left the battleground?  no, none of these; as Jo Swinnen […]

Europe struggles to get its climate hand ready for Biden’s big deal

London | A minute-to-midnight deal between Brussels and the European Parliament has given the EU a confirmed 2030 emissions reduction target to take to US President Joe Biden’s climate summit, but the Continent is still grappling with how to turn ambitious rhetoric into practical reality. Some European Parliament members (MEPs) pushed the European Union to go […]