Category Global Governance

“I have never seen such low co-ordination within the international system”

The former WTO chief says the multilateral response to the pandemic has been woefully inadequate by Alex Dean / June 8, 2020 Covid-19 is not just a public health crisis, but also an economic one. Countries the world over are experiencing downturns to rival the Great Depression and there is no knowing when the world economy […]

Coronavirus : “Une crise humanitaire et sociale avant d’une crise économique”

Pascal Lamy, ex-directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce, a relativisé la crise économique engendrée par l’épidémie de coronavirus, samedi, sur Europe 1. Pour lui, il ne faut bien sûr pas la sous-estimer, mais elle n’est pas la priorité du moment. “L’urgence, c’est de sauver des vies.” INTERVIEW Plutôt sauver l’économie, ou sauver les gens […]

“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 […]