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International Organizations

UK shortages post Brexit
Europe, International Organizations, UK, European Union

UK shortages post Brexit

By Pedro Gerhardt Corrêa and Priscila Cesarino Taddone Since the UK's departure from the European Union in 2018, several changes took over the configuration of the island, now without block support. Even so, the United Kingdom did not join with other countries in economic agreements in order to gain customs benefits similar to those they had when they were part of the European bloc. The current situation culminated in the shortage of food and raw materials, that affected the whole island, having as main represented the gas, the commodities and the drinks. Although the problem cannot have its causes attributed only to Brexit, It is noteworthy that this exponentially increased tariffs for products entering the UK and coming from EU member countries. A pandemi...
Position of the European Union in relation to Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Asia, International Organizations, European Union

Position of the European Union in relation to Afghanistan

By Giulia Ornellas and Vitor Saatkamp Afghanistan is a country of great instability, which has been in an ongoing crisis since the Afghan War of 1979. currently, civil conflicts and internal crises are intensifying due to the dictatorship implemented by the Taliban group, what, in mid-august this year, took power and ruled the country again. The radical Islamic regime is violating the human rights of citizens, mainly from the female population. In 2001, the american government of George W. Bush, together with allies, sent troops to overthrow the extremist regime, and successfully, improved the political situation and economic expectations of the country, although they still face many difficulties from a humanitarian point of view.. With the failures in the plan to withdraw the t...
The BRICS Contingent Reserve Agreement as an alternative to Brazil
Americas, Argentina, Brazil, BRICS, International Organizations

The BRICS Contingent Reserve Agreement as an alternative to Brazil

Contribution of each state to the BRICS Contingent Reserve Agreement. In times of global economic crisis it is important for countries to have quick access to international currencies in order to maintain their ability to pay internationally. To a large extent it is this availability of reserves that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) makes available. The problem, in this case, is that the IMF only releases resources through the commitment and implementation of a series of fiscal austerity policies. The IMF's objective is to ensure that the borrowing country is able to repay the resource., but this usually leads to a deepening of the internal economic crisis. (in what economists call pro-cyclical actions). In 2014, in a movement to create alternatives ...
Brazilian insertion in international trade blocks
Americas, Brazil, BRICS, International Organizations

Brazilian insertion in international trade blocks

Main trading partners for each state in Brazil The global integration of production processes is a reality that has already been confirmed, but still not well used by Brazil. To have a current example of the relevance of the integration of countries into productive blocks, just look at the case of England. with your exit (which is not even complete) of the European Union what you see is the chaos of production and product supply. lack workers, raw material and products to be consumed in the country, who believed to have a self-sufficient economy. As much as we don't realize, each product we consume depends on actions carried out in the most diverse places in the world. The integration of this production process is called the Global Value Chain, having several productive steps until the final product: e...
The weak Brazilian participation in the BRICS
BRICS, International Organizations

The weak Brazilian participation in the BRICS

BRICS Leaders at the 13th Summit (Alamy's photo) The beginning of September marked the anniversary of 15 years of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), what was registered at the 13th Summit of the BRICS. The event went unnoticed by most of the Brazilian press, which demonstrates the little relevance that the bloc has received from the Brazilian government. This low interest leads to a great loss of potential for Brazilian foreign policy. Some numbers to illustrate the relevance of the BRICS to the world: the countries that make up the bloc represent more than 40% of the world population and almost 25% do PIB global . In addition to these numbers, the geographic diversity of the member countries also draws attention., with a presence on all continents. The block has an important agenda, ...
European Commission and economic aid package
International Organizations, European Union

European Commission and economic aid package

The European Commission announced in May 2020, através de Ursula Von der Leyen, chairman of the commission, an economic aid package that intends to issue market bonds with the aim of forming an economic recovery fund for the 27 member countries, who suffered and are still suffering the consequences of the crisis caused by the new Coronavirus pandemic. The package will consist of donations and loans to all EU Member States. It is worth mentioning that, com a crise do Sars-Cov-2, the countries started to look at each other in a more consensual and collective way., what did not happen in previous situations. The leaders of the 27 Member States met during 5 days (17 - 21 jul) in Brussels to discuss the agreement and its main points.  The total value of the package is over € 1,8 tri...
NATO and the shifts in the balance of world power
Europe, International Organizations, OTAN, Russia

NATO and the shifts in the balance of world power

Photo: REUTERS / Ints Kalnins On the last day 14 of June, the heads of government of 30 Allied countries that make up NATO met in Brussels. Reading the statement(1) provides a good understanding of how the most powerful military alliance in history views the current global situation., what threats they identify and what paths they will chart in defense matters, always keeping in view the three fundamental tasks of the Alliance: provide collective security, manage crises and strengthen security cooperation. Allies identify threats from all strategic directions, represented by the systemic competition of "authoritarian and assertive" powers; terrorism; state and non-state actors acting to undermine international order, or is it ...
European Union and China relationship
Asia, China, Europe, International Organizations, European Union

European Union and China relationship

The European Union is one of the main economic partners of the People's Republic of China, and vice versa. Taking into account your goal of evolving towards a sustainable economy, China needs to move up the value chain and encourage its domestic market, logo, you need all the support you can get. The European bloc is a key partner for China, both in the context of imports and exports, how much in terms of investment, since it is a destination and source of foreign direct investment, as China seeks a stable and legally secure environment. Besides that, discuss and cooperate on foreign policy, safety, prosperity, sustainable development and exchange of people. In the first place, the EU and China organize, annually, a dialog...
BRICS and the Covid-19 vaccine, one more chance missed
Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Russia

BRICS and the Covid-19 vaccine, one more chance missed

REUTERS FILE PHOTO Vaccination for Covid-19 is advancing and the world begins to breathe a sigh of relief, but it hides a much harsher and more unequal reality in the world we live in. Access to vaccines, as well as its production, it is the result of power relations that only reinforce the inequality that exists between countries.. Once the size of the problem with Covid-19 became clear, the richest countries started their efforts to produce vaccines and to purchase or block in advance the vaccines to be produced. To get an idea, by the end of 2020 these countries had already guaranteed 3,8 billions of doses. The amount purchased by countries like the United States and European countries far exceeded their population. only the USA, for example, bought vaccines that surpassed 5 doses per....
The Empire Strikes Back: G7, USA, RPC, etc
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, International Organizations, European Union

The Empire Strikes Back: G7, USA, RPC, etc

In the second episode of George Lukas' mega-hit, the "Star Wars", under the leadership of the villain Darth Vader, the Empire relentlessly seeks to destroy Luke's band of friends across the galaxy.. - Han Solo, the princess Leia, among others. Luke had been trained by Master Yoda to use the Force. When Vader Finally Captures His Friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a Jedi Knight or confront Vader and save them. The final duel begins, and in front of wounded Luke, Vader says both can unite and rule the Galaxy. Luke refuses to join his father's killer, but Vader reveals that he is, actually, Anakin Skywalker, your father. Luke refuses to believe and, hopeless, throw yourself into the abyss. in the fall, he holds onto a small....