It's UN week in New York City! That means: Heads of State and Heads of Government from almost all the countries in the world visit New York to join the General Assembly of the UN. This 73rd session of the General Assembly opened on the 18th of September and lasts until the 5th of October. Besides everything going on in the buildings of the UN itself, there are many side events in the city. Including the "UNited for a different migration" conference, organized by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), of which FMS is a member.
On February the 25th, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organised a roundtable about the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on developing countries. The keynote speech was given by Eveline Herfkens, Senior Fellow at John Hopkins University and former minister of development cooperation in the Netherlands, based on her recent paper ‘The TTIP: More Obstacles or More Opportunities For Sub-Saharan Exports?’.
Agnes Jongerius zit namens de PvdA in de S&D-fractie van het Europees Parlement. Ze is op dit moment druk bezig met de onderhandelingen over TTIP, het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de EU en de VS. Wat vindt Agnes Jongerius van dit verdrag en hoe gaat zij de uitdagingen die het akkoord brengt aanpakken?