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The past few weeks have seen a marked increase in hostilities between China and the EU over the ongoing trade dispute, centred on the solar industry. Given that it’s between two of the largest economies in the world, this dispute is not to be sniffed…

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On top of the release of UK trade data, Germany has also put out its latest trade statistics. As this is Germany we’re talking about, the figures are interesting on all kinds of levels. As the graph above shows German trade has recovered since the star…

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As a follow-up to our much discussed report on the EU’s external aid policy, on Sunday we published a new briefing looking at the effectiveness of EU assistance to North Africa and the Middle East. The EU’s funding effort towards its Southern neighbour…

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While the EU wastes time and effort with internal squabbles, is anyone paying attention to its external trade agenda?Well, to be fair, the Commission has done some decent things in this area lately – the South Korea Free Trade Agreement for one. But a …

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