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Tobacco giant Philip Morris funds anti-smoking ad - expert comment

Opinion is divided on today's Philip Morris 4-page advert encouraging smokers to quit. Genuine intervention, or attempt to get round UK advertising laws? Dr Oyinlola Oyebode from Warwick Medical School comments.

Mon 22 October 2018, 14:00 | Tags: Health, Expert comment, Policy, Health and Medicine, Warwick Medical School

Divisions in the EU over the migrant issue.

As six EU countries agree to take in over 200 migrants stranded off Malta Dr Felicita Tramontana agrues that the deal further underlines divisions in the EU over the migrant issue.


Brexit: Government insists UK will leave customs union - expert comment

The UK government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords on the issue of staying in a UK-EU customs union after Brexit. And MPs will get their own chance to debate the issue on Thursday. However Dr Kirill Pogorelskiy, Assistant Professor of Economics, comments that trade-offs are inevitable.


Tariffs to be applied to steel and aluminium entering the US - expert comment

"It is highly likely that ... increasing barriers to aluminum and steel imports will trigger retaliation by other WTO members that will leave almost everyone worse off." Markus Wagner, Associate Professor in Warwick School of Law, reacts to the decision by the Trump administration to introduce tariffs.

Fri 02 March 2018, 12:20 | Tags: Politics, USA, United States, School of Law, Expert comment, Policy, trade, WTO

Expert comment - what does it mean for trade if the UK remains in a customs union with the EU?

"the EU currently benefits from an extensive network of free trade agreements with third countries from which the UK will continue to benefit if it retains access to the Customs Union." Dr Andreas Kokkinis, School of Law, unpacks what Jeremy Corbyn's new policy commiting Labour to seeking a customs union with the EU after Brexit might mean for UK trade.


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