Posts tagged as WTO

L. Linkevičius: “The World Trade Organization is an alternative to trade wars”

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

On 20 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevêdo, who is currently visiting Lithuania, and discussed the key issues of international trade policy. “We must use the World Trade Organization as a platform to resolve international trade disputes through negotiation without escalating trade wars,” said Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister. According to the Foreign Minister, Lithuania fully supports…

EU responds to U.S. metal tariffs by targeting American peanut butter, whiskey

Monday, June 4, 2018

As the U.S. has imposed duty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union since Friday, June 1, the European Commission has stated it would in several week’s time introduce countermeasures against American exports. Belgian-based news portal EurActiv reported on Friday, June 1, that U.S. duty tariffs, according to European Commission’s (EC) data on the year 2017, will affect EU exports worth EUR 6.4 billion. Brussels has officially…

US Pushing World Toward New Arms Race

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that Washington was not ready for partnership on an equitable basis even with its own traditional allies. According to the Russian senior defense official, the United States demonstrates readiness to use all means, including military ones, in a bid to retain the role of a hegemon in international relations by pushing the world toward a new arms race. “Today, we are witnessing the transformation of international relations, their transition to a multipolar system, which…