Friday, November 17, 2000

Two EU related posts today

People think that globalization can only happen between poor countries and rich. Well, consumers can benefit from more open trade even between similar countries, as this article about car distrubution in the European Union attests. Mind you, car manufacturers tying up dealers based on geography is also a problem in the US.

The EU is also being squeezed on letting new countries enter. Seeing as how the EU has not quite figured out what it is about (currently its seems to focus more on horse trading than freeing movement of goods and labor across borders) its not clear what the hopefulls are looking to get out of the deal. Agricultural subsidies, like France?


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