Russia' s foreign and trade policies with the Eastern Partnership countries
A public hearing jointly organised by AFET and INTA on this topic which will be held on Monday, 17 March 2014 (15:00-16:45, JAN 2Q2). The hearing aims to assess how the EU has reacted in the last 12 months to Russian actions, on the diplomatic, security, commercial and financial levels, towards the countries of the EaP and to come up with ideas on how to better respond to Russia's policies.
Comparing International Trade Policies: The EU, United States, EFTA and Japanese PTA Strategies
Given the central role now played by Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) this papers assesses the substance of EU preferential trade agreements compared to those of the United States, EFTA and Japan. The topic is important because of the growth of PTAs - with 379, mostly bilateral agreements, now in force compared with just 30 in 1990 - but also because PTAs are destined to remain at centre stage.
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