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Factory Europe
How does Europe tie in with global value chains?


From design to marketing, through the assembly of different intermediate goods or the distribution, global value chains are a structural and vital part of the global trade market. We examine how the factory Europe ties into the rest of the world. More ...

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Asia and Europe: Prospects for Asia-Europe Economic Cooperation in a New World Order
GED participates in the Asia-Europe Economic Forum 2017 in Seoul


The 14th Asia-Europe Economic Forum (AEEF), which took place in Seoul from September 20-21, 2017, included sessions on international trade and investment, the 4th industrial revolution and macroeconomic policy coordination among others. Special consideration was given to the role of European-Asian economic cooperation in times of Trump and Brexit. More ...

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Downgrading or Upgrading NAFTA?
NAFTA’s economic pros and cons in a nutshell


Negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement will go into the third round this weekend (23-27 September) in Ottawa. In the talks, which are always burdened by critical statements and Twitter messages from US President Donald Trump, however, all options still seem to be on the table. Both a successful modernization of the trade deal as well as a complete failure of the negotiations and a possible withdrawal from NAFTA are conceivable. More ...

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GED Focus Paper: Trump & Brexit – European-Asian Economic Relations Under New Conditions
Asia and Europe need each other and there is more room to intensify interregional cooperation


The Economic Ministers of the 53 member states of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) are convening in Seoul from September 21 to 22, 2017. Given the rising protectionism worldwide and especially U.S. president Donald Trump’s nationalistic economic policy, we argue that this meeting is an opportunity to signal good economic cooperation beetween Asia and Europe. More ...

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Two Years into the Digital Single Market Strategy – Where Do We Stand?
It’s not only about roaming fees, in order to be a success, the Digital Single Market Strategy needs to achieve much more


Europe is lagging behind in the digital economy. The reason for this is not a lack of business ideas in the digital economy, the reason is that the current institutional and technical environment is not as conducive to growth as it should be. The Digital Single Market Strategy addresses some of these issues. But does it do enough? This blogpost reviews what has been achieved and what still needs to be done. More ...

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Factory Europe
How does Europe tie in with global value chains?


From design to marketing, through the assembly of different intermediate goods or the distribution, global value chains are a structural and vital part of the global trade market. We examine how the factory Europe ties into the rest of the world. More ...

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The Crossroads: Argentina


The Crossroads is a new video series from the GED team that focuses on decisive moments for different economies. In our first episode we take a look at Argentina, a country facing turbulent economic conditions and an ongoing debt crisis just as it prepares for crucial presidential elections in October 2015. More ...

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Bolstering the Multilateral Trading System – Some Fresh Ideas
A work program for the WTO presented by the high-level board of experts on the future of global trade governance


In order to pursue its mandate and objectives, the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) should launch a work programme to foster a better understanding of the factors that have enabled institutional innovation in some policy areas but not in others, and to reflect on the role of established working practices in constraining the ability of the organisation to achieve its mandate. More ...

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What Kind of Coordination for the Eurozone?
Europa Briefing: Economic Government


During the euro crisis, decisions had to be made under enormous time pressure. New institutions and rules were created. This briefing looks at how decisions in the Eurozone are made today and whether there is a democratic deficit. Does the currency union need new and better control mechanisms - maybe even up to the point of a genuine European economic government? More ...