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TTIP: Are US-Europe trade talks tanking

Sigmar Gabriel, the German economy minister, says that trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union have effectively failed. The talks began in 2013 with the aim of reducing or removing a wide range of barriers to transatlantic trade and investment - but they have proved controversial in both Europe and America. There are many critics who hope Mr Gabriel's assessment is right.

from Mail Online

Graffiti artist Banksy strikes again - in Bethlehem

'Graffiti artist Banksy strikes again'. This is a very famous piece of Banksy, I like the way it is political, having a soldier frisked by a member of the public is cool because it is like 'putting the shoe on the other foot sort of thing'. Almost saying' why should the people get searched by police but we cannot search them?' (Banksy, 2007.)

from ArchDaily

House DM / Lensass Architects

Barcelona - Art Nouveau- Inspiring Gucci's Spring-summer 2014 in Milan. #architecture #design_architect #building_design

from The Independent

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you

Have you heard about TTIP? If your answer is no, don’t get too worried; you’re not meant to have.

from Etsy

Surf Art, Wave Print, Abstract Art Prints, Ocean Print, Abstract Print, Wave Art, Ocean Art, Abstract Wall Art, Beach Decor, Nautical Print

Surf Art, Wave Print, Abstract Art Prints, Ocean Print, Abstract Print, Wave…


Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., said Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered a major win for trade critics by announcing that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would not get a vote in the Senate this year. McConnell had previously said that the controversial deal negotiated by the Obama administration to lower trade barriers among 12 Pacific Rim countries would be voted on after the fall election, but on Thursday he told an audience in Kentucky that…

Two Decades of NAFTA infographic B3.7-identify countries/regions with which Canada has a significant economic relationship. p127

Manufacturing in the modern era is a global activity. In recent years, the traditional barriers to cross-border trade have evaporated as the economics of supply and demand now dictate there is competitive gain beyond the restrictions of localised or national business transactions.