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Trump, Trade, and Ireland

A month into the Brave New World of post-election America, businesses in Ireland (and indeed the world over) remain trepidatious about what a President Donald Trump means for the world’s economy, especially where trade is concerned. Concerns over radical change are not entirely unfounded. This is, after all, the man who claimed that NAFTA has Read more about Trump, Trade, and Ireland[…]

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Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith

Over the past week, politicians in Brussels have suffered another bleak reminder of how difficult the business of free trade has become for the West’s democracies. After a year featuring Brexit, rising Euroscepticism, the protectionist rhetoric of Donald Trump, and the increasing likelihood of a stillborn TTIP, the decision of two regional Belgian assemblies to Read more about Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith[…]

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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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TTIP and You (Part 1): What the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for Ireland and its SMEs

It’s been called a cialis generic “great agreement’’, a “monstrosity”, a “landmark achievement”, and “the biggest threat to democracy you’ve never heard of”. Indeed, it appears to be one of the most controversial issues in contemporary politics. But what exactly is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and what does it mean for small-medium Read more about TTIP and You (Part 1): What the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for Ireland and its SMEs[…]

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[…]

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[…]