Is Europe going Chinese on trade ?

The European Union is eventually recognizing China as a market economy, which is a big leap forward for the Middle Kingdom, both as international status and for the antidumping investigations.¬† But in the same time, the EU will have recourse to a special formula for calculating anti-dumping duties against countries whose markets are deemed to…… Continue reading Is Europe going Chinese on trade ?

Social protection without protectionism

Stiglitz on globalisation. Between keep-on-going with more of the same and the protectionist closing, he advocates the Nordic model: There is a third approach: social protection without protectionism, the kind of approach that the small Nordic countries took. They knew that as small countries they had to remain open. But they also knew that remaining…… Continue reading Social protection without protectionism

Can Europe Stop the Migrants ?

A rather unexpected idea for the Europeans : “managing” African migrants with private contractors in Libya. Well, it’s self-serving so not necessarily objective, but who knows …¬†Anyway, if European population shrinks in the long run, while the Africans are forecasted to be 1 billion more by 2050, it is more or less the physical law…… Continue reading Can Europe Stop the Migrants ?