Lucinda Creighton: We must resist the temptation to go it alone

With many global supply chains in disarray, we need EU single market and competition rules to be reinstated as soon as the immediate crisis ends

26th April, 2020
Lucinda Creighton: We must resist the temptation to go it alone
The Covid-19 pandemic threatens to uproot the global economy as we know it and not just in the US

The march towards globalisation and the opening-up of frictionless trade across the world appeared unstoppable and almost irreversible just a few short years ago. The negotiation of trade agreements and deep economic cooperation across regions like the European Union, the African Union and the North Atlantic Free Trade Area led to growth and opportunity which was largely welcomed and accepted as a positive development.

But cracks in both the political and public acceptance of deep...

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