Open Think Tank
17 Jul 2014
In 2012, the EU concluded its first free trade agreement (FTA) with a Southeast Asian partner. The FTA with Singapore is the most comprehensive deal both partners have ever negotiated. It is a success for the EU – after all it has proved its capacity of concluding a FTA in Southeast Asia (SEA). Weiterlesen..
14 Jul 2014
6 Jul 2014
Despite its large agricultural area in Central America, numerous natural resources and raw materials such as gold and silver, as well as an enormous potential for renewable energy, Nicaragua counts amongst the poorest countries in the world. Historical factors are to blame, such as several decades of an oligarchic economy, a onesided economic structure and natural catastrophes. Ambassadress H.E. Karla Luzette Beteta Brenes explains in an interview which successes have been accounted for in the alleviation of poverty and which economic factors will be placed in future focus. Weiterlesen..
2 Jul 2014
In the Dutch European Parliament (EP) election, Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) fell short of its 2009 success. One reason for this is that some mainstream parties have chosen a more Eurocritical profile, though a far more moderate one than Wilders’ call to ditch the EU altogether. Weiterlesen..
30 Jul 2014