EU-India negotiations on the Bilateral Investment and Trade Agreement (BITA) which started over five years ago have stalled on a variety of issues of diverse nature and impact, with the last deadline for conclusion (November 2012) elapsing without significant advancement.
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On the eve of the Portuguese democratic revolution in December 1973, the Deutschmark traded for 9,5 Portuguese escudos (0.375 dollars or 37.5 cents at the exchange rate of the time); twenty years later, on the eve of fixing the definitive rate of exchange of Euro currencies, the Deutschmark was worth 102 Portuguese escudos (0.584 dollars or 58.4 cents at the exchange rate of the time).
“Realism” is among the most fundamental of International Relations paradigms. I will not further analyze theory, as the aim of this article is to assess certain policy options. Nevertheless, I referred to political realism as it considers a set of elements that consist of power, which is further divided into economic and military power, the alliances, the natural resources at a state’s disposal, technological innovation, the population related qualitative and quantitative characteristics, the land and […]
The International Monetary Fund’s most weighty publication, the “World Economic Outlook,” launched its latest edition on the topic of “Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth” on October 9 in Tokyo during its annual world summit. Most of the content is dedicated to the world’s worst economic performer: Europe. It bashes the foolishness of the EU’s macro-economic policies, namely the “austerity for all” principle behind the recently agreed Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance (TSCG) […]
The civil war that has raged in Syria for almost nineteen months shows no signs of abating, rather, there are indications that the conflict is likely to continue for a while longer. It could well turn out to be quite a while longer. Both sides in the dispute need only look at Lebanon and its fifteen year civil war to learn that there is much more to civil war than winning or losing. Staying in […]
With close to 900 years of history, Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest and most stable nations. Its oldest alliance is with the UK and it was with British mediation that Portugal and the US came to cooperate strategically during the Second World War in the renting of the Lajes air base to Washington.