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  1. What is the role of WTO services rules in the context of the current financial crisis?

    Myriam vander Stichele, Sergio Marchi
    24 November 2009
    Multi-media

    The WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (the "GATS")  has very much underpinned expansion without regulation and supervision, so the financial corporations had the guarantee that their expansion would be underpinned. But financial services are not the same as other services – they need special supervisory structures.

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    UN Conference on the world financial and economic crisis

    24 June 2009
    Article

    Spearheaded by the current President of the UN General Assembly Miguel D´Escoto Brockmann, the UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development took place from June 24-26, 2009.

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    Confronting global trade as a root cause of the financial crisis!

    Our World Is Not For Sale
    23 June 2009
    Article

    Some Key Points for Member Groups of the Our World Is Not For Sale Network [OWINFS] at the United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development, June 22-24, 2009.

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    Debating Europe: The EU – ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Region-to-region versus the bilateral approach (Video)

    Charles Santiago, Helmut Markov, Ignacio Garcia Bercero
    04 May 2009
    Article
    "ASEAN should build a different kind of regionalism and not sign bilateral Free Trade Agreements with the EU", says Malaysian MP Mr. Charles Santiago in Brussels in a debate with Mr. Bercero, chief negotiator for the EU in the EU-Korea FTA and Mr.
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    Debating Europe: The Global Economic Crisis and EU Responses – Beyond the G20 (Video)

    Walden Bello, Gert Jan Koopman
    20 March 2009
    Article
    Video of the debate on the G20 between Walden Bello and the EU commission oficial Gert Jan Koopman.
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    Debating Europe: The Global Crisis, solutions, and implications for EU Trade Policy (video)

    Myriam vander Stichele, Susan George
    20 February 2009
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    Talk of the dangers of trade protectionism is used by European politicians to obscure the need for protection from transnational corporations whose control of European trade policy continues to cause negative social and environment impacts. Susan George and Myriam Vander Stichele debate MEP Ignasi Guardans and Chief Economist DG Trade, Gaspar Frontini, in TNI's Debating Europe series.
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    End WTO deregulation of finance

    Myriam vander Stichele
    01 February 2009
    Article
    Since the current financial crisis started, none of the governments, experts or media who have called for new regulations for the financial industry have taken into account rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which actually impose extreme financial service deregulation on many WTO member countries.
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    New international financial institutions for a new global financial architecture

    Marcos Arruda
    29 January 2009
    Article
    An international financial architecture will be new if it is aimed at strengthening their members’ capacity to plan and manage sustainably their own endogenous, democratic and sustainable socioeconomic and human development.