All posts by Johannes Kleis

Consumer greetings from Buenos Aires: My days at the WTO Ministerial Conference

Last week, the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) convened in Buenos Aires for their biannual ministerial conference. Although expectations before the conference were low, they were undercut by the actual outcomes. Most countries had hoped for fresh...

/ December 20, 2017

What the fipronil egg crisis tells us about the pitfalls of open markets

Looking back at the summer of 2017, two things people will probably remember are the summer hit Despacito and the egg crisis. When it comes to the eggs the short version goes like this: In July, Belgian authorities alerted their...

/ September 12, 2017

Why cooperation should be the Brexit-buzzword

The European Union counts more than 30 agencies. Scattered throughout the EU – in Heraklion, Valenciennes, London or Bilbao – they perform specific tasks to help the EU implement its policies and prepare its decision-making. The agencies deal with cyber...

/ June 16, 2017