Free Trade, Trade War, Tariffs, World Trade, Poverty, Job Cuts, Protecting Jobs. These are words and phrases that have dominated world news in the past few months, undoubtedly as a result of what has been termed the Trump effect. Many people are uncertain about the long-term economic consequences of President Trump’s increased tariffs on some…

**Cet article a été publié initialement en français. Vous pouvez trouver la version française ici: contrepoints.org/2017/02/14/280920-brexit-bluff-de-theresa-may** Theresa May has thus decided: the UK will be facing a hard Brexit, by leaving the European single market – an area of more than 500 million consumers where goods, services, capital, and people circulate freely. This is a “leap in…

Dorien Lugt (Netherlands) and Jonas Hall-Andersen (Denmark) were on IFLRY’s delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech this year. Besides this article on the impact of the US presidential elections, they wrote about their general impressions, on the topics of negotiations during the conference and on Germany’s climate roadmap 2050. It was a…