The second edition of the EU-LAC Economic Forum, a high level gathering for in-depth research-based exchanges on economic issues between European, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) policy makers and experts.
The EU-LAC Economic Forum was established in 2016 as a high level gathering for in-depth research-based exchanges on economic issues between European, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) policy makers and experts. We are pleased to invite you to the second edition of the forum which will take place on 26 June in Brussels.
Our next forum features three public sessions addressing strategic topics such as:
This event will be livestreamed on this webpage at 9:00 CET. There is no need to register for the livestream.
Session II. Sectoral opportunities of EU-LAC relations : Telecom Infrastructure, connectivity and the effects of digitalisation on EU-LAC relations
Chair: Carlos Malamud, Senior analyst, Elcano
Juan Jung, Director of Public Policy, ASIET - Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones
J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow
Fabio Nasarre de Letosa, Senior legal expert, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Session III. Cultural and academic ties: how to increase the economic and political benefits of exchange?
Chair: Bert Hoffmann, Head of Berlin Office, GIGA
Sylvie Durán, Minister for Culture, Costa Rica
Session IV. EU- LAC economic cooperation in a Global context: Trade, investment and the EU-CHINA race for Latin American markets
Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director
Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow
Senior Research Fellow, Real Instituto Elcano
Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre
Minister for Culture, Costa Rica
Cluster Development Director, European Union of National Institutes of Culture – EUNIC
Ambassador of Peru to the Kingdom of Belgium, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and to the EU
Head of Berlin Office, GIGA
Director of Public Policy, ASIET - Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones
Senior analyst, Elcano
European Commissioner for Development and Cooperation
Senior legal expert, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Professor, GIGA Institute of Latin American
Corporate Director for Europe, CAF
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
A conversation on transatlantic relations with Michael Froman.
Analysis of the long-term impact of the trade war and its three key players: EU, US, and China.
While Europe continues to hold important trade powers, the rise of China in the global economy has significantly reshaped international trade and competition. In this paper, the authors show that the degree of competition between both powers in Latin America has risen in the past decade due to China's increased trade of high-quality products. They address whether China is an increasingly relevant competitor for Europe in Latin America and in which sectors China-EU competition is fiercer. These findings should be a wake-up call to Europe in its quest to remain competitive at the global level.
This blog focuses on how a more restricted access to US final demand could affect EU economies and sectors, by measuring their share of value-added absorbed in the US. The exposure of the EU as a whole in value-added terms is lower compared to that suggested by gross exports to GDP and, overall, gross exports misconstrue the picture of spill-overs through trade linkages. For individual countries, the degree to which gross exports overestimate or underestimate exposure is relatively small, with the important exception of Ireland. However, gross exports significantly overestimate the exposure of EU manufacturing to US final demand.
The 2018 Annual Meetings will be held on 3-4 September and will feature sessions on European and global economic governance, as well as finance, energy and innovation.
This event discussed how we can make trade work for all, focusing on the example of Denmark.
The changing role of China in the world economy has recently been highlighted by its registering of a first current account deficit in 17 years. We review the economists’ analyses of this new role and associated challenges.
The US threat of trade sanctions has put the EU in a difficult position. Nevertheless, the EU must respond decisively – not just to protect its own interests but those of the multilateral trading system, and to demonstrate to the US and other partners that trade is not a zero-sum game.
The rise of influential Chinese digital giants, including Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Xiaomi has shown the world that China is a global leader in digital innovation and it is not surprising that China has started to influence the global digital market. But is China exploiting its full potential in this area? To answer this question, the authors assess how big China’s digital economy is relative to the rest of its economy, and how China performs compared to the rest of the world.
The multilateral trading system has been challenged by unilateralist measures and subsequent threats of retaliation. We collect the main events that have shaped the current situation and show which trade flows have been and will potentially be affected by the various measures. We end by discussing possible scenarios moving forward for the EU.
The new Merkel government has to reduce the dependencies on exports by stimulating domestic growth forces in Germany and Europe. At the same time, Berlin should push for a more ambitious national and European innovation policy as well as a robust European foreign trade policy.
On 25 April Bruegel is pleased to host Bernd Lange, Chair of the European Parliament's committee on International Trade.