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Whither Goes Britain?

It would seem that they’ve gone and done it. Over the objections of Scotland, Northern Ireland, their EU partners, and nearly every economic expert on the planet, the voters of England and Wales have elected to lead the United Kingdom out of the EU. People have understandably been upset by this. In the short term, Read more about Whither Goes Britain?[…]

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TTIP and You (Part 2): The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s impact on U.S. SMEs

In last week’s blog, we looked at what TTIP is meant to achieve on a macro scale, as well as examining its impact on Ireland’s business community. In this continuation of that piece, we’ll be looking at what the agreement means for different sectors of the United States’ economy, and particularly what it means for Read more about TTIP and You (Part 2): The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s impact on U.S. SMEs[…]

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The Emergence of the Irish Dairy Industry: a Success Story or a False Hope?

Ireland has long-known been a hotspot for certain key industries, such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and computer hardware & software. But as we inch closer to closing the second decade of the 21st century, a new industry is beginning a rapid expansion that will place it among the top industries in the Republic: the dairy industry. The Read more about The Emergence of the Irish Dairy Industry: a Success Story or a False Hope?[…]

A million sign petition against EU-US trade talks

A campaign group website says over a million people in the European Union have signed a petition against trade negotiations with the United States. The petition calls on the EU and its member states to stop the talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP. It also says they should not ratify a similar deal Read more about A million sign petition against EU-US trade talks[…]

EU-US deal could benefit dairy trade, says Bruton

The trade deal between the European Union and the United States could offer valuable market opportunities for the Irish dairy industry, Minister for Trade Richard Bruton has said, following a meeting of EU trade ministers in Brussels. Pointing out that the recent trade agreement between the EU and Canada had brought benefits for the Irish dairy and Read more about EU-US deal could benefit dairy trade, says Bruton[…]

Euro zone trade surplus jumps in September on stronger exports

A surge in exports boosted the euro zone trade surplus in September to more than double the previous month’s value, pointing to a positive contribution from trade to the euro zone’s economic growth in the third quarter. The European Union’s statistics office said that the unadjusted external trade surplus of the 18 countries sharing the Read more about Euro zone trade surplus jumps in September on stronger exports[…]

Irrational fear risks depriving Europe of the benefits of trade

Written by Katinka Barysch See on FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/53563c12-5b9e-11e4-a674-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3IwXgpzoV The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership now being hammered out between the US and the EU is shaping up to be one of the boldest free trade agreements in recent history. It is designed to remove remaining tariffs between the world’s two richest economic blocs and to lower barriers to trade Read more about Irrational fear risks depriving Europe of the benefits of trade[…]

Support for EU membership ‘at highest level since 1991’ with most Brits wanting to stay ‘in’

Ukip’s recent clean-up at the European Elections, the swipes it seems to be making on the foundations of the Conservative Party and its clear populist style has, it appears, not made a dent in the level of support Britons have for EU membership. In fact, new research by IpsosMorisuggests that support for the European Union (EU) Read more about Support for EU membership ‘at highest level since 1991’ with most Brits wanting to stay ‘in’[…]

Taoiseach presses EU leaders for climate deal concessions

Suzanne Lynch, Arthur Beesley Taoiseach Enda Kenny is pressing European leaders to grant special concessions to Ireland as they advance a new climate change deal to curb harmful emissions. At a summit this evening in Brussels, Mr Kenny will seek to convince his European Union counterparts that the Republic’s heavy dependence on agriculture should be taken Read more about Taoiseach presses EU leaders for climate deal concessions[…]