The EU-China Investment Agreement: A win for China?

The conclusion of negotiations on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) has been heralded as both a significant win for the EU and been criticized for threatening transatlantic relations and its tradition of upholding values-based trade. China’s unique and multi-faceted relationship with the EU as a negotiating partner, an economic competitor and a systemic rival are reflected in the nearly insurmountable challenges of establishing such an agreement. […]

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Coronabonds – A European Dilemma

The collapse of Iceland’s banking system began the European sovereign debt crisis of 2008, which peaked in 2010 and continued till late 2012. This crisis caused significant political turmoil and an enormous economic recession within the European Union. The eurozone crisis of 2008 also initiated the debate on the issuance of bonds without borders called “Eurobonds”. […]

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The EU-Mexico Trade Agreement: New Opportunities for European exports?

The EU-Mexico Trade Agreement recently concluded on April 28th after four years of negotiations. This new agreement is the update of a previous one completed between the EU and Mexico in 2000, the EU-Mexico Global Agreement. The necessity to replace the old agreement is justified by two reasons, namely the importance to include within the document aspects which go beyond trade and the need to regulate a quantity of trade exchanges that has tripled in the last nineteen years. […]

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