• Global Europe
  • President Trump

Beware clashes of big-power nationalisms in 2017 – with Europe stuck in the middle

2017 will see the clash of big-power nationalisms, triggered by Donald Trump’s forthcoming inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. The most immediately striking characteristic of the Trump administration is its attitude to China. During the campaign the President-elect threatened to impose very high tariffs on Chinese imports. But his decision to abandon… Read article ›

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  • Frankly Speaking
  • Global Europe

Don’t let MES woes affect EU-China ties

Trade wars make great headlines. But they are a terrible way to conduct international commerce. With global trade in goods and services worth trillions of euros – and millions of jobs and economic growth at stake – battles over tariffs (too high or too low), market access, quotas, subsidies, dumping and non-tariff barriers are to be expected. But such confrontations have a nasty way of infecting not just the conversation on trade between… Read article ›

  • Global Europe

Is China contributing more than Europe to Africa’s economic future?

The year 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China. Since 2003, China and the EU have enjoyed a strategic partnership, which includes a multitude of activities in areas such as trade, international security and environment protection. The “EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation”… Read article ›