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Editor’s comments: Leaked document on oil, gas & raw materials in TTIP – What’s behind the non-news
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Editor’s comments: Leaked document on oil, gas & raw materials in TTIP – What’s behind the non-news

[sh_light_text ]A “leaked” EU Commission negotiating text on energy trade in TTIP has made the headlines this week, and is being accused of promoting fracking, the controversial technique to produce shale gas, and US crude oil exports. Iana Dreyer explains why the real secret in this matter is that there is no secret. …

Boosting the “knowledge supply chain” – are there missing links in TTIP?
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Boosting the “knowledge supply chain” – are there missing links in TTIP?

[sh_light_text ]Officials in Washington and Brussels have struggled to flesh out a negotiating methodology to handle the complex and ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. Their approach is starting to become clearer, however. Two major issues risk being neglected: accommodating outsiders, and freeing up the mobility of skilled …

Editor’s Column – Global value chains: Is Europe’s trade policy fit for purpose?
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Editor’s Column – Global value chains: Is Europe’s trade policy fit for purpose?

[sh_light_text]Is European Union (EU) trade policy fit for the 21st century global value-chain world? The way we view international trade is changing. Today’s most competitive businesses are those which are plugged into transnational production networks. Trade policy thus increasingly needs to focus on reducing the costs of doing business internationally …