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Backstage: The new balance of Asia-EU-US trade relations

Amid the Asia-Europe Economic Forum on the fringes of the 12th ASEM Summit, Bruegel senior fellow hosts a conversation on developing global trade relations, with guests Moonsung Kang, professor as Korea University, and Michael G. Plummer, director at SAIS Europe – Johns Hopkins University, for an episode of the Bruegel Backstage series on ‘The Sound of Economics’.

By: Date: October 17, 2018 Topic: Global economy and trade

With Bruegel hosting the two-day Asia-Europe Economic Forum in the same week as the Asia-Europe Meeting takes place in Brussels, André Sapir takes the opportunity to talk about the quickening changes to the global trade landscape in conversation with Moonsung Kang, professor as Korea University, and Michael G. Plummer, director at SAIS Europe – Johns Hopkins University.

Led by President Donald Trump, the US has begun to challenge the multilateral trade system. Meanwhile, Europe has been busy securing free trade agreements – most recently with Japan, previously with Canada and others.

With the US appearing to withdraw, and abdicate its leading role in the global trading system, Asia’s moves to improve relations with Europe make sense; the EU seems to have better appreciated the shift of the gravitational centre of world trade towards Asia.

The question remains how closely Asia and the EU will agree to cooperate in the years to come, and whether the US political narrative will develop in a way that leads them back towards free trade, or even further down the road of bilateral agreements.

If you are interested in reading more on this topic, we can recommend the research paper on the EU-Japan agreement that Bruegel has submitted to the European Parliament, by André Sapir, Sonali Chowdhry and Alessio Terzi.

Consider also the Bruegel Backstage podcast episode on the developing EU-China relationship in the face of rising global trade tensions.

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A decade of economic policy

Guntram Wolff looks back at the past decade of Bruegel contribution to economic policy in Europe.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Banking and capital markets, Digital economy and innovation, European governance, Global economy and trade, Green economy, Inclusive growth, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 30, 2022
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Parliamentary Testimony

United States Senate

China's non-market practices, impact on the world, and what to do about it?

Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global economy and trade, Testimonies, United States Senate Date: June 27, 2022
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BRI 2.0: How has the pandemic influenced China’s landmark Belt and Road Initiative?

China's Belt and Road Initiative is undergoing a transformation after two years of pandemic. How is it changing and what are the consequences for Europe.

Speakers: Alessia Amighini, Eyck Freymann, Alicia García-Herrero and Zhang Xiaotong Topic: Global economy and trade Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 23, 2022
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What needs to be done to address the Sri Lankan crisis and how does it relate to China?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 23, 2022
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A new kind of Belt and Road Initiative after the pandemic

The Belt and Road Initiative is turning from infrastructure financing into an instrument for Chinese soft and hard power

By: Alicia García-Herrero and Eyck Freymann Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 23, 2022
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A new European tool to deal with unjustified rising spreads

The European Central Bank needs a new tool to prevent the current rise in spreads, triggered by monetary policy tightening, from escalating into a new euro-area crisis.

By: Grégory Claeys and Maria Demertzis Topic: Banking and capital markets Date: June 20, 2022
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Can economic growth be a force for good and help in the fight against climate change?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Green economy, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 15, 2022
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War in Ukraine: Ukraine's place in the EU

Should Ukraine's accession to the EU be facilitated?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: European governance Date: June 14, 2022
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Is China bailing Russia out?

The mystery of China-Russia economic relations in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and what it means for Europe.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 8, 2022
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An embargo on (most) Russian oil

A timely reflection on the EU’s latest round of sanctions banning Russian oil imports.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Green economy Date: May 31, 2022
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Podcast

Taming inflation?

What are the implications of prolonged inflation?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: May 25, 2022
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Opinion

Xi, Biden switching strategies for dominance

The US now sees Asia more through an economic lens, while China shifts toward a security focus

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global economy and trade Date: May 25, 2022
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