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EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

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This scoping paper compiled by focuses on the potential risks for the EU from enshrining rights for Chinese investors in Europe in an inter-national investment treaty. It emphasises these “defensive” interests, because investment treaties by their very nature restrict the ability of a state to regulate or even restrict foreign investment.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Brazil

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The Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil comes in the wake of the political polarisation that was accentuated in the 2014 presidential elections and the scientific denialism used by the current government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Experts estimate that the way the president handles the most serious health crisis in recent decades is a reflection of this scenario.

 Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study - Ukraine

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Ukraine

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In Ukraine, especially vulnerable groups were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has become even more challenging, considering the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the unstable political system.

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Anna Schwarz
Head of Global Transformation Programme
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 19
Email: anna.schwarz[at]eu.boell.org

Zora Siebert
Head of EU Policy Programme
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 05
Email: zora.siebert[at]eu.boell.org

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