The View From Europe

The Caribbean needs to engage in a painful debate on ‘development’ “The euphoria of speculators has spawned the anguish of entire peoples… Only decisive action by governments, especially in countries at the heart of the crisis, will be able to control the disorder that has spread through the world’s financial sector, with perverse impacts on the daily lives of millions of people.

The View From Europe

The institutional arrangements in the EPA are of importance Tucked away towards the end of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that will be signed shortly between the Caribbean and Europe is a section that deals with what are known as the institutional arrangements.

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Paying attention to tourism When Caribbean Heads of Government met in Antigua in July they devoted the first business day of their meeting to discussions with representatives from the tourism, hotel and regional airline industries.

The View From europe

A high stakes gamble What should one make of the fiasco over the date of the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe?

The View From Europe

The collapse of the WTO ministerial leaves the Caribbean in limbo Set in a park with views across Lake Geneva to the snow-capped Alps, the elegant 1920s building that houses the World Trade Organisation is an unlikely, almost surreal setting for the intense multi-dimensional power play over global trade that ended suddenly last Tuesday afternoon (July 28).