He says, she says; tell us the real EU policy please

McTell

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First we had Malmstrom who deals with trade. She doesn't like Trump and all his walls and scrapping of TPP; she, like most of us, wants free trade:


http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2017/january/tradoc_155261.pdf

Trade is about openness; and opportunity. 31 million European jobs depend on exports.Not to mention the jobs which depend on quality imports; on trade within the internalmarket itself; or on the €4.5 trillion in foreign direct investment and the jobs foreigncompanies have created in the EU. And, while there are many genuine concerns about theimpact and detail of trade policy, the great majority of Europeans, around two thirds, are stillpositive about "free trade".


Next up, with a 180 degree contrary view, was Moscovici, to tell us earlier that free trade will be tricky on the border. Not the brits calling for a hard border, but the EU, as a way of getting back at them (with us in the front line).


Border controls will have to return after Brexit, Moscovici says


Value for money? Tell us.....
 


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Is this one of those threads where the op pretends to be too stupid to understand the not-so-complex complexity of a situation?
 

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In truth, neither knows the answer.
 

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Is this one of those threads where the op pretends to be too stupid to understand the not-so-complex complexity of a situation?

Looks like a wind-up I'd say?
 

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I still don't believe that Brexit will be executed. The Britains have just realized what they did when voting to exit... and it will change. So if there will be any temporary boarder controls they will be gone soon enough. Sweden has temporary boarder controls now because of all refugees, but those will be gone by the summer 2017.
 

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There was some bullet hard politician on the box a while back. Can't think of his name -- something foreign 4n.
But he said that goods (and services too I'd say) will find the cheapest way. So if a tarrif of 20% is imposed on British {Beef, Butter, Bicycles -- you name it} and if there is a soft border with the Republic and a hard one with Mainland EU, then the British firm will arrange transport and supply chains to the Republic and from there they'll be shipped on to the EU. That's competition, that's business.
Does no one here remember the term screwdriver factory?
Let's say there was a 20% tarrif on imported bicycles in Ireland. The firm British sets up a screwdriver factory (mar dhea) in Ireland and imports the components.... Then Ikea-style they are assembled in Ireland and Voila: Déanta in Éireann or in Cómhluacht Europa... and then they are exported off to Europe.

Ergo, your gonna see a hard border and we'll be bearing the biggest burden.
Ergo, there will be a hard border
 


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