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16 02, 2001

#12 Nice explained

By | February 16th, 2001|Briefing Notes|

The Treaty of Nice is said to be a pre-condition for "enlargement" – the accessionof central and eastern European states to the EU. But enlargement needs wholesale reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, which was not discussed at Nice. The real agenda was about "deepening" – the further centralisation of power in Brussels. By RONALD STEWART-BROWN Download Briefing [...]

17 12, 1999

#6 The Common Foreign & Security Policy

By | December 17th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

  Europe in reality is a closed theatre where formidable battles are fought between the member states ...there are no common ideals and a common European destiny is inconceivable. Jacques Attali, former foreign policy adviser to President Mitterrand By GRAHAM STEWART Download Briefing Note: bn#6

11 11, 1999

#5 The World Trade Organisation

By | November 11th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

The World Trade Organisation global free trade – now that would be a monument worthy of a new Millennium! William Hague, speech in Berlin, 17th September 1999. By RONALD STEWART-BROWN Download Briefing Note: bn#5

24 09, 1999

#4 The priceless boons of Global Free Trade

By | September 24th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

We may choose to browse complacently like doomed if civilised dinosaurs amid the fading glories of the European Project, or we can shape up confidently and flexibly to the opportunities and challenges of the global economy. By LORD HARRIS OF HIGH CROSS Download Briefing Note: bn#4

10 09, 1999

#3 The failures of the Common Agriculture Policy

By | September 10th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

The CAP must be modified …the present system is a manifest absurdity …it is time to grasp the nettle of reform Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, speech in The Hague, 20th January, 1998 By DR RICHARD HOWARTH Download Briefing Note: bn#3

26 09, 2016

Trade deficit reduces thanks to Brexit vote!

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

The Brexit-related fall in the Pound Sterling has led to and exports boost that has reduced the UK’s trade deficit by £1 billion so far. The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics said the gap last month was £4.5billion, falling from £5.6billion just before the referendum. The improvement for UK trade was driven [...]

26 09, 2016

Twenty-seven countries want a trade deal

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

Trade Secretary Liam Fox has reported ten countries are lining up to make free trade agreements while others are using the media to signal their intent to strike a deal. Countries known to be interested include (in alphabetical order): Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, [...]

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