Archive for October, 2007

CNBC: Kroes Visits US for Talks

The EU Commissioner for Competition Policy Neelie Kroes traveled to the U.S. Monday for bilateral talks. CNBC’s Guy Johnson speaks to Juan Delgado, research fellow at Bruegel, about the possible outcomes.

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EU Vs. U.S. — Whom to Trust on Antitrust

by Juan Delgado

The Globalist.

globalistThe European Court of First Instance’s judgment on the EU/Microsoft case has raised concern in the US. Juan Delgado explores the heated debate on the different approaches to antitrust policies in the United States and in Europe.

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Climate change and the competitiveness of Europe

Why Europe is not carbon competitive, by Juan Delgado

Bruegel Policy Brief. Issue 2007/04, 2007.

pb200705_carbon-compe-coverContrary to what is generally pictured, this policy brief shows that when considering the export mix, Europe is more vulnerable to carbon pricing schemes than other countries and regions. Europe specialises more than its main global competitors in industries with relatively high carbon emissions, such as minerals and chemicals, rather than in high-tech industries and services. This would have a real effect on Europe’s competitiveness in a world regulated by carbon pricing schemes such as the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme – even if other blocs apply them as the EU does.

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