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  • Global Europe: Strategies for Enhancing the EU’s Global Leadership

    Venue: London School of Economics, KSW.G1, 13.00-16.00
    Speakers: Matthew BaldwinnEsa KaunistolanSteve WoolcocknFredrik ErixonnJoão Marques de AlmeidanNicola ClasenRazeen Sally
    Time: 13:00

    What is the role of Europe in spearheading trade reforms and global economic recovery? And what leadership role for the global economy and global institutions can the EU shoulder?

  • The Economic Rise of Asia and the Future of EU-Taiwan Relations

    Venue: CEVIPOF - Sciences Po, Room Georges Lavau, 98 rue de l’université, Paris
    Speakers: Michel Ching-Long LunPhilippe GassmannFukunari KimuranRazeen SallynJean-Francois Di MeglionPatrick Messerlin
    Time: 16:30

    How should EU-Taiwan relations be enhanced as Europe generally steps up its trade and economic profile in Asia? And will the Cross Straits rapprochement enable the EU and Taiwan to move forward towards closer economic integration? Please note: this seminar is held at Sciences Po in Paris.

  • Invitation to Conference: EU Trade Policy towards Asia – The Role of Taiwan

    Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel, 155 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
    Speakers: Mr. Sheng-Chung LinnMr. Hosuk Lee-MakiyamanProfessor Razeen SallynDr. Adrian van den HovennMr. Christofer FjellnernMr. Roderick AbbottnMr. Rupert Schlegelmilch
    Time: 14:30

    The European Union is stepping up its trade and economic profile in Asia. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Korea has just been signed, and negotiations of FTAs are under way with India and selected countries in the Southeast Asian region. Furthermore, there have been talks about a new trade agreement with Japan, and the EU and China have in the last years been developing a new format for improved bilateral trade integration. One question that arises is: what are the strategies for bilateral trade integration with Asian countries outside the current trade strategy?

  • EU-Russia Relations: The Role of Investment Policy

    Venue: ECIPE, Rue Belliard 4-6, Brussels
    Speakers: Fredrik Erixon
    Time: 12:45

    EU-Russia relations have lately been improving. After years of political turbulence fraught by Russian assertiveness and the Kremlin’s desire to regain global or regional power, there are signs that Russian leadership is warming up to a new approach that is more constructive and aims for deeper integration with world -and European markets through new commercial policy deals. Russia has now signaled it wants to resurrect its application to join the World Trade Organisation. Moreover, it has showed an interest to push forward belated negotiations with the EU, commencing with a new "Partnership for Modernization".

  • Invitation to a Lunch Seminar: Ukraine after the Crisis: Recovery, Reform or Russification?

    Venue: ECIPE, Rue Belliard 4-6, Brussels
    Speakers: Fredrik Erixon
    Time: 12:45

    Ukraine will soon go to the polls, and the government’s new programme is naturally a key area for the current debate. The crisis hit Ukraine hard and Gross Domestic Product fell by 15 percent in 2009. The economy is now recovering, but economic growth will not return to pre-crisis levels anytime soon.

  • The Renminbi Valuation and Global Imbalances

    Venue: ECIPE, Rue Belliard 4-6, Brussels
    Speakers: Professor Sylvain PlasschaertnDr. Ulrich Jochheim
    Time: 14:30

    The valuation of the Chinese Renminbi (RMB) continues to cause tension in US-China relations. Although the People’s Bank of China introduced some limited flexibilities ahead of the Toronto G20 meeting, it failed to convince those who accused China of currency manipulation and call for sanctions, possibly authorized by the WTO.

  • Is the Renminbi Undervalued?

    Venue: ECIPE, Rue Belliard 4-6, Brussels
    Speakers: Professor Sylvain Plasschaert
    Time: 15:00

    The debate over China’s currency policy has reached another critical junction: China’s central bank has just dropped its peg to the US dollar to allow for greater currency flexibilities. While it remains to be seen what this move actually will mean for key global exchange rates in future, and for the world economy, it comes after increased pressure on China to revaluate. A bill in the US Congress threatens China with punitive tariffs unless its currency is revalued, and recently the Obama administration reportedly came close to label China a currency manipulator. Europe has also jumped onto this bandwagon, accusing China of boosting its export to Europe with the help of an undervalued currency.

  • China Taiwan Rapprochement – What This Means for Europe and its Businesses

    Venue: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ
    Speakers: Sheng-Chung LinnSir Thomas HarrisnNicholas WinsornRazeen SallynJonathan FenbynDouglas FullernGuy de Jonquieres
    Time: 14:30
  • London Seminar – EU Taiwan Relations – Geopolitical and Economic Challenges

    Venue: London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK. Graham Wallis Room (AGWR), Old Building, 5th floor
    Speakers: Jonathan FenbynAlexander NeillnLinda YuehnRazeen SallynGuy de Jonquières
    Time: 10:00

    Joint Event - LSE-International Trade Policy Unit and ECIPE

  • A Future For the World Trade Organisation?

    Venue: Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Blvd Charlemagne 11-18, Brussels
    Speakers: Peter SutherlandnDavid O'Sullivan
    Time: 17:30

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is considered by many to be the most important multilateral organisations in the world for economic matters. Its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), spearheaded many rounds of trade negotiations that reduced barriers to trade and boosted globalization and economic growth. Recently, the WTO has given an insurance against crisis-induced beggar-thy-neighbour tariff hikes and a replay of the escalating protectionism the world experienced in the 1930s.