Analysis

UK investment policy

Author: 
1 Aug 2019
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

The International Trade Committee has published the report of its inquiry into post-Brexit international investment arrangements: UK investment policy. The report reviews a wide range of important international investment issues linked to the UK’s exit from the EU.

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EU-China trade defence: the politics of legal ambiguity

19 Jul 2019
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
Asia,
Multilateral

China’s recent withdrawal of its challenge to the EU’s new methodology for calculating domestic prices in trade defence cases concerning China sidesteps what was looking like a probable defeat in the WTO. In doing so it leaves a measure of ambiguity in an important part of the WTO rulebook. The...

EU infrastructure policy: Key considerations for investors

19 Jun 2019
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Region: 
Multilateral

A key challenge for the European Union’s 2019-2024 policy cycle will be to secure a larger share of the economic opportunities offered by new technologies, in a more explicit race with the United States and China. Hopes in the previous cycle that this could be secured by a new generation of...

'Ending naivety'? Implementing the EU International Procurement Instrument

10 Apr 2019
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Region: 
Multilateral

The European Commission’s decision to block the merger of Siemens and Alstom has triggered a new phase in the debate on European industrial policy. Wary of conceding its own prerogatives on competition to Paris and Berlin, the commission has proposed a range of alternative tools, including a...

China's two sessions, three battles, and external tensions

26 Mar 2019
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Region: 
Asia

China’s “two sessions” were revealing about the tensions between the leadership’s internal and external policy objectives. The authorities are attempting to strike a balance between controlling slower growth and increasing urban employment, while reducing rural poverty, combatting pollution and...

The Politics of AI

Author: 
25 Jan 2019
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

What are the politics of artificial intelligence? What does it mean when we talk about regulating the actions of a machine that expresses intelligence?

"The Politics of AI" report was prepared by GC for a conference in 2019 and covers AI in healthcare, financial services, labour and the...