Countries race to limit, ban exports of masks, ventilators, other gear

Mar 30, 2020
Individual governments have defended decisions to keep medical equipment at home, arguing they must take care of their medical workers and patients first.
A program to monitor global protectionism found governments placed 46 different export controls on coronavirus-related safety supplies and machines this year. Above, masks are produced at factory in Germany on March 12.
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Could British business benefit from trade barriers between U.K. and EU?

Mar 4, 2020
As trade talks get underway between the U.K. and the EU, some say Britain might be better off with fewer European imports.
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Implications for U.S. tech companies as EU eyes AI regulation

Feb 19, 2020
The EU wants to be sure there’s human oversight of artificial intelligence, and that AI systems use high-quality data.
European Commission vice president in charge for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova shakes hands with Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels, on Feb. 17, 2020.
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What comes after Brexit day?

Jan 30, 2020
"We really are only seeing the end of the beginning," said Amanda Sloat from the Brookings Institution.
The British flag will soon be removed from the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.
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Despite deals completed and in the works, many trade conflicts remain

Jan 15, 2020
There are plenty of other fights brewing, especially between the U.S. and Europe.
There could be still be stormy skies ahead for U.S. trade.
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For a British honey shop, Brexit uncertainty still looms

Dec 4, 2019
Holiday sales will help From Field and Flower, but Brexit could bring tariffs of up to 40%.
Samantha Wallace sources most of her honey from small producers in Europe. Above, worker bees process honey while others seal the honeycomb full of honey with white wax.
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EU to press for Green New Deal of its own in Madrid

Dec 3, 2019
The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is planning to announce what she calls a “European Green New Deal."
Ursula von der Leyen plans to announce a "European Green New Deal" at the next climate summit.
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The new moon mission

Nov 27, 2019
This week in Spain, European research ministers are discussing how to allocate as much as $14 billion over three years to the European Space Agency.
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For cheese importers, EU tariffs are a "wedge" issue

Oct 24, 2019
Gourmet cheese sellers are wary of what new tariffs might mean for holiday sales.
Various European cheeses on display at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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How Italian cheese got caught up in a fight about airplanes

Oct 17, 2019
It's no accident that European food and wine is about to get more expensive in the U.S.
Scotch, French wines and Italian cheese and meats are about to get more expensive. Above, imported Parmesan cheese at Cheese Plus in San Francisco.
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