The Transatlantic Colossus
A Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the US aims to ease business activities across the Atlantic. TAFTA | TTIP is a colossal undertaking that, if concluded, will establish the largest FTA in history. It is sold as a panacea but is that simple?
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A Broader debate on TTIP is needed
With three rounds of TTIP talks completed, the contours of negotiations are becoming more apparent to policymakers and the public in the US and Europe. The scope of the negotiations indicates that a TTIP could become one of the most comprehensive economic agreements in decades. By their conclusion, the TTIP […]
Opening to the East? Hungary moves to face the challenges of free trade
The European Union as a whole promotes free trade but its Member States try to protect their national economies from its challenges, especially when it comes to agricultural products. Eastern members, such as Hungary, are in a disadvantageous position within the EU primarily because of the lower subsidies they receive […]
TTIP concerns us all!
The TAFTA/TTIP Timeline The idea of a transatlantic free-trade zone is nothing new; at least it’s not as new as many people might think since it can be traced back to the founding of NATO. And while NATO is a purely military alliance, the notion of an Economic NATO is […]
New Future Challenges Reader: Free Trade – Bane or Benefit?
The sixth in a series of Future Challenges Readers with the best blogposts on a given topic is now online! Free Trade: Bane or Benefit is the first bilingual Future Challenges Reader. All articles appear both in English and in German. International globalization has been shown to contribute to total […]