Category Global Governance

“For the US data is there to buy and sell”

Data and privacy will be Brexit battlegrounds, by Tony Connelly In September 2018, the Marriott hotel chain discovered that the private details of up to 339 million people had been stolen from the company’s guest reservation database in a massive hacking operation going back years. Names and addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, credit card […]

Strange New World Geoeconomics vs Geopolitics

Pascal Lamy, Nicole Gnesotto Where is the world heading? Towards a “new world disorder” marked by the resurgence of geopolitical conflicts and state-sponsored violence or towards an ineluctable economic convergence? Building on their expertise in economics, defense, and European affairs, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy and defense analyst Nicole Gnesotto do […]

Jalons pour une anthropologie européenne

Face aux tensions à l’œuvre au sein de l’Union Européenne, Pascal Lamy appelle à la fondation d’une véritable anthropologie européenne. Il est temps de dépasser les enjeux strictement économiques et supra-politique pour construire un récit commun. Esprit est un terme qui a une double enveloppe : une enveloppe de raison et une enveloppe de passion. […]

U.S. blocking WTO judge reappointment : “International relations are not a sport for fighting”

Chinese Article : NIKKEI English translation : 1) The United States has unilaterally refused to supplement or reappoint judges. A  “It’s an  unacceptable blackmail that you can’t do in international relations. Are they dissatisfied with the results of the judgment or the dissatisfaction system itself? The US is threatening not to accept the WTO budget […]

Crise de l’OMC : « L’Europe devrait adopter une ‘neutralité concurrentielle’ »

L’Europe entre la Chine et les Etats-Unis OPINION. La réforme de l’OMC pourrait former la première étape d’une offre de médiation de l’UE dans le conflit commercial qui oppose les Etats-Unis et la Chine, écrit notre chroniqueur François Nordmann. Mme Ursula von der Leyen, présidente désignée de la Commission européenne, qui sera investie demain par le Parlement […]

“Overall the EU has been too hesitant to counter US Trump-led destabilizing offensives”

Pascal Lamy, president emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute and former WTO head, joins us to answer three blunt questions. In retrospect, would you have done anything differently at the WTO that could have put it in a different position now, with criticisms that it is sliding towards irrelevance? I should have rung George W […]