Before Free-Trade Negotiations Begin, “Cultural Exception” Already Off Limits

Friction between EU member-states, starring France, led up to the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland on June 17 before negotiations for the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) officially began. Long awaited, the free-trade agreement would boost European and American economies and cement their roles as leaders in the world economy.  The week leading […]

At G8 Summit, Agreement Reached on Tax Fraud while Divisions Remain over Syria

   On June 17 and 18, the leaders of the G8 nations gathered in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland for their annual summit. At the top of the agenda: tax fraud and the Syrian crisis. In an effort to address tax fraud across the world, G8 members had asked the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development […]