Category Medias

Letter: World leaders urged to boost vaccine availability

The world is at a perilous and urgent moment in the Covid-19 pandemic. The Deltavariant has spread rapidly to more than 130 countries, demonstrating that we arefighting a virus that doesn’t respect borders and advances rapidly acrosscontinents. The best way to prevent further catastrophe is to dramatically decrease worldwidecases and slow transmission of the virus […]

Europe’s glory days of trade deals are over

Striking accords worldwide is a core EU competence but it’s never been so politically toxic. by Barbara Moens·1 HOUR AGO· 10 MINUTE READ Striking trade deals is only getting tougher for the EU. Under previous European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Brussels’ trade negotiators were on a deal-making roll, concluding or signing landmark pacts with Canada, Japan, Vietnam, […]

Pascal Lamy : « La Zlecaf est la meilleure manière de sortir de ce que le colonialisme a légué de pire à l’Afrique… »

L’ancien directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (2005-2013) revient, pour La Tribune Afrique, sur la croissance économique du continent africain aux prises avec le défi démographique et la Covid-19, et sur l’opérationnalisation de la zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (Zlecaf) en passe de transformer, en profondeur, les échanges entre l’Afrique et le reste du […]

For all the ‘decoupling’ rhetoric, U.S.-China trade is booming

BY NICHOLAS GORDON For all the talk of deepening tensions between the United States and China, there is one area where relations appear to be ‘business-as-usual’: trade. Official Chinese data show that bilateral trade between the two countries surged in 2021, with China’s exports to and imports from the United States reaching $46.9 billion and $14.3 billion in June respectively. “Trade […]

Pascal Lamy: Life is easier without hard borders

by Catherine McQueeny 15 July 2021 Madrid (Brussels Morning) Over Zoom, Pascal Lamy seems slightly disappointed to be discussing Brexit, and with good reason; it’s dominated the news for years on end. Yet, the final result arguably doesn’t feel complete, especially with rising tensions in Northern Ireland, so I ask my questions and he kindly obliges.  What […]

London betrays NI unionists seeking an alibi in Brussels

 by Catherine McQueeny Brexit and subsequent dealings have, as predicted, created a new slew of issues in Northern Ireland. As the NI protocol begins to take shape, identity politics have been rebuilt and tensions are rising. Madrid(Brussels Morning) July 12th has come and gone this week, but it is hardly just another day in Northern Ireland, it […]