The U.S. government used to be the chief proponent of strong investor protection clauses in international trade deals. No longer. What happened?
Look for significant noise, but not for a genuine trade war across the Atlantic.
The more the U.S. abstains from imposing new barriers to imports from the EU, the more may the EU support U.S. efforts to change Chinese trade and investment practices.
While the rest of Europe ducked, one region stood up for important principles of responsible globalization.
Plenty of reasons why Europeans should be very wary to conclude this trade deal with the US.
An “ever closer Europe” is the only way to curb the exorbitant power of the multinationals and curtail their power to “divide in order to rule.”
Apple, Google, Facebook et al.’s prolonged tax cheating further hollows out the already shaky support for globalization.