Facts about the EU and palm oil

The EU is a huge and growing market for Indonesian palm oil. Much of the food, cosmetics and many other products consumed by Europeans have a little bit of Indonesia in them in the form of palm oil produced here. …

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:

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Nov. 11

News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, on the FCC:

It’s no small irony that President Barack Obama supported protections for an open Internet on the …

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Barroso: Tackling economic crises and global challenges through regional integration

The President of the European Commission, Manuel Barroso, gave a speech entitled “Tackling economic crises and global challenges through regional integration and international cooperation,” at the Reception of the Doctor Honoris Causa, National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 25 …

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Speech by President Barroso: Tackling…

Deputy Minister, President, Professor Phạm Mạnh Hùng,Vice Presidents, Professors Phan Công Nghĩa, Trần Thọ Đạt and Phạm Quang Trung,Distinguished guests,Ladies and gentlemen,Students and friends,Let me start by thanking Deputy Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam and President of the …

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Speeches: ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

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Thank you, Phil. I’m glad to be in San Francisco, and with all of you here at the Commonwealth Club.

You’re here today because you understand the importance of Asia to America. This is especially evident …

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Co-Chairs’ Statement of the 20th EU-ASEAN-Ministerial Meeting

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Ex-WTO chief tips pacts are on way out

Former WTO director-general Pascal Lamy says tariffs are like dead stars.

Former WTO director-general Pascal Lamy says tariffs are like dead stars. Photo: Michele Mossop

The stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations and Australia’s latest free trade agreements with Japan and Korea don’t much impress Pascal Lamy.

In Australia as a guest …

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