Tag Archives: Director-General of The World Trade Organization (2005-2013)

Business Europe “what trade can do for climate”


Europe unveils targets for hyped research ‘missions’

By Nicholas WallaceSep. 22, 2020 , 4:30 AM The European Union today revealed proposed objectives for its much-hyped “missions,” which will concentrate research funding on tackling problems in five broad areas: cancer, adapting to climate change, carbon-neutral cities, healthy waters, and soil health. The missions could receive hundreds of millions of euros per year from Horizon […]

L’Europe a changé de ton face à la Chine

Richard Arzt — 23 septembre 2020 à 8h00 Malgré une volonté politique affichée des deux côtés, le sommet entre Xi Jinping et les dirigeant·es de l’Union européenne n’a pas réglé tous les sujets mis sur la table des négociations. En 2001, l’Union européenne avait fortement milité pour que la Chine entre dans l’OMC. Être à l’intérieur de […]

How state aid became a Brexit deal-breaker

Tories used to think controls on subsidies were the best thing about Brussels. Now they want to open the spending taps For years only left-wingers like Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour leader, and Bob Crow, a trade-union honcho, were bothered by Europe’s state-aid regime. For Conservative Eurosceptics, it was the best thing about Brussels. Rules prohibiting […]

WITA Webinar on the Future of the WTO with Amb. Zoellick and Pascal Lamy

On Thursday, September 10, WITA welcomed Pascal Lamy and Robert Zoellick for a discussion of the future of the World Trade Organization. Program Agenda Welcome and Opening Remarks  Kenneth I. Levinson, Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association  Remarks and Discussion Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization and former Trade Commissioner […]

All-out effort needed to learn successful virus response

Funabashi: In the postwar international society, the prevailing view has been that a “good” society is a democracy that achieves economic growth, using gross domestic product as the standard metric. Not only capitalist countries in the West, but also socialist ones in the East, have regarded higher living standards and full employment as ideal. These […]