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Focus Winter 2018/2019

We present and discuss current research and economic policy related topics in International Economics. This quarter about:

Proposals to modernise the WTO



Europe Ready to Help With WTO Reform

A multilateral effort needs to be made to save the World Trade Organization (WTO), the European Union’s Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on January 10, noting that the twenty-four-year-old intergovernmental body to regulate international trade is “under increasing pressure.”

Diplomats report progress on Brexit talks

Although obstacles remain, there is now cautious optimism that the two sides are close to wrapping up agreement on all aspects of the U.K. divorce treaty apart from a solution to the Northern Ireland border issue, according to EU diplomats briefed on the talks