3 11, 2021

EU promotes high quality trade deals, as UK founders on hasty new agreements

By |2021-12-17T12:59:20+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, November 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

The UK government’s trade deal negotiations have recently been mired in controversy . In particular, the in-principle agreement with New Zealand has been heavily criticised as a one-sided arrangement. By contrast, since Brexit, the EU has been developing new legal instruments to strengthen its capacity to defend and promote its [...]

2 09, 2020

Level Playing Field, Lopsided Logic?

By |2020-09-02T12:35:02+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , |

When the United Kingdom (UK) finally left the European Union (EU) earlier this year, it did so on the basis of a Withdrawal Agreement, attached to which was a Political Declaration. This latter text included within it a shared goal of establishing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The two parties [...]

22 07, 2020

How far can the Northern Ireland Protocol limit Brexit’s economic damage?

By |2020-07-22T09:45:01+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, UK Devolution|Tags: , , |

Photo credit: Albert Bridge (Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 2.0)   The Brexit project entails much collateral damage. The most prominent potential victim of UK departure from the EU to date – though others will no doubt become increasingly difficult to ignore – has been the island of Ireland. [...]

2 06, 2020

Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

By |2020-06-04T09:16:04+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Bob Savic Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; 2nd June 2020   The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other [...]

3 04, 2020

The economic consequences of Covid-19

By |2020-06-04T16:52:37+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Professor Iain BeggAcademic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Council Member of the Federal Trust. 2nd April 2020 This article was first published by Dahrendorf Forum. Rapidly rising unemployment [...]

26 11, 2019

The future is bleak if the future is Brexit

By |2020-06-25T13:06:46+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Brexit, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

As the General Election approaches, my greatest fears are now materialising - the Brexit Conservative Party will likely be re-elected with a functioning majority to take the UK out of the EU with an economically and financially-sapping withdrawal deal and no prospect of a free trade agreement with the EU [...]

27 03, 2018

Germany: European and global trading leader

By |2020-05-05T08:50:45+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: 2018|Tags: , , |

Germany: European and global trading leader 15th May 2018This will be the first in our 2018 series of joint events with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute It is sometimes claimed that the UK has to choose between European and global trading links. Our panel discussed how Germany has managed to be [...]

29 11, 2017

Hard Brexit and the regions

By |2020-07-02T08:48:41+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

  December 2017 “It will take all the “stiff upper lip” symbolized by Queen Victoria to overcome the economic storm unleashed from the British leaving the European Union” La Stampa, Italian newspaper. “You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave!” Hotel California by the Eagles   [...]

23 05, 2017

“Hard Brexit”, International Trade and the WTO Scenario

By |2020-12-07T14:00:09+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“Hard Brexit”, International Trade and the WTO Scenario   May 2017   With the assistance of Etienne Piciocchi and Michael Spracklin   Click here to download the paper in pdf format. Executive Summary This report looks at the possible consequences of a hard Brexit, following an unsuccessful conclusion of Article [...]

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