Tuesday, September 26, 2017

including canada in tripartite talks can be global2.0 gamechnager

ASTONISHING WIN-WIN TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

we see canada as the world's number 2 chnapion of small enterpise world trade second only to china- see how alibaba hosted www.gateway17.com in tronto, note canada trudeau has trailblazed a pavilaion at alibaba campus, note alibaba's number 2 is candian; canada also celebrates diversity including 1.25 chinese canadians

canada is also keen to stop walls all across the amerucas - both of these dynamics made canada an ideal tripartite dicsussant with usa and mexico on future of trade

we hope other latin american countries tap into how canada can help boost win-win trades global 2.0 can be driven by for any nation that gets green, wants its youth to contribute to sustainability generfation and digital's post injustria revolution, sees region 10 as one of the most exciting to belt road map

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (C), Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo (L) and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speak on the final day of the third round of the NAFTA negotiations in Ottawa
Canadian, Mexican and US trade representatives on Wednesday trumpeted strides made in a third round of continental free trade talks, despite major irritants casting a shadow over their meeting.
"We are making solid headway on bread and butter issues," host and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said at the end of five days of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
She cited "astonishing progress" made on "a number of the more technical but really important issues."
But she acknowledged that some of the "hardest issues or proposals" have not yet come up for discussion.
"We have some challenging issues ahead," she said.
Her counterparts, Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, were equally effusive about this round while cautiously optimistic about the next.
"There is an enormous amount of work still to be done, including some very difficult and contentious issues," Lighthizer said.
"We will have substantial challenges to overcome," echoed Guajardo, adding that Mexico "will be open to new ideas."
The negotiations wrapped up as a row erupted over Canadian aircraft sales to the United States.
Ottawa slammed a whopping 220 percent countervailing duty that Washington imposed on major Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, following an investigation into state subsidies sparked by a complaint by US aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
This appeared, however, to have little or no impact on the outcome of the latest NAFTA talks, with Freeland vowing to deal with the aircraft issue separately.
"I think we all know that this is an administration that is openly protectionist," Freeland commented.
"It is an administration that speaks quite openly of an American first policy that Canada has do deal with," she said. "And that's what we have to do."
- Elephant in the room -
Bombardier, unions representing Canadian aerospace workers, and both the Canadian and Quebec governments assailed the duties as "absurd," "ridiculous," "madness," and an attempt by Boeing to "stifle competition."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to retaliate by cancelling an order for Boeing fighter jets.
"I think our US counterparts understand how upset we are with this decision and how we're looking at all options," Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said when asked if the Bombardier-Boeing spat could spill over into the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.
Also on the sidelines, Canada and the United States are sparring over trade in softwood lumber, which could impact one of Canada's top sectors.
Away from that turmoil and after five days in Ottawa, NAFTA negotiators said they had made "significant progress in several areas."
They noted that they are now working from "consolidated texts in most areas," meaning the parties have agreed on key facts and proposals.
Advances were made in telecommunications, competition policy, digital trade, good regulatory practices, and customs and trade facilitation.
Parties also exchanged proposals for opening up access to government procurement.
And they wrapped up a chapter on small- and medium-sized businesses, though details on this were scant.
The envoys also said they expect to conclude negotiations on a chapter on "competition" before the start of the next round of talks in Washington in two weeks.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

help us informally build http://entrepreneurialunion.com - official list of european discussants of social economy appears:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=2753

Name:
Groupe d'experts de la Commission sur l'entrepreneuriat social (E02753)
Active
Individual expert appointed in his/her personal capacity
Name Nationality Professional Title Membership Status
BARNA, Cristina Romania Member
BORZAGA, Carlo Italy Member
BOSMA, Niels Stefan Netherlands Member
HUYSENTRUYT, Marieke Belgium Member
JUSTO, Rachida France Member
MAYER, Judith Lisa Germany Member
NASIOULAS, Ioannis Greece Member
NOGALES, Rocio Spain Member
SINHA, Rachel United Kingdom Member
Organisation
Name of Organisation Category Countries/Areas represented Membership Status
Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté Corporate
France
Member
Ashoka Deutschland Corporate
European
Member
Banca Prossima Corporate
European
Member
bdv Austria Corporate
European
Member
Big Society Capital Corporate
European
Member
Caixa Geral de Depositos Corporate
European
Member
CECOP Corporate
European
Member
City of London Corporation Corporate
European
Member
Clann Credo Corporate
European
Member
Comptoir de l'innovation Corporate
European
Member
Confederazione cooperative italiane Corporate
European
Member
Crédit Coopératif Corporate
European
Member
CSDF Corporate
European
Member
ENSIE Corporate
European
Member
Euclid Network Corporate
European
Member
EVPA Corporate
European
Member
Foundation ISIS Corporate
European
Member
GIB Corporate
European
Member
Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation Corporate
European
Member
IQ consult Corporate
European
Member
KFW Bankengruppe Corporate
European
Member
NESST Europa Corporate
European
Member
Once foundation Corporate
European
Member
Protestant foundation Corporate
European
Member
Regione Toscana Corporate
European
Member
REVES Corporate
European
Member
Slovenian association for Mental Health Corporate
European
Member
Social Business International OY Corporate
European
Member
Social Entreprise UK Corporate
European
Member
Social Finance Financial Institution
European
Member
Social Platform Corporate
European
Member
The Grameen Creative Lab Corporate
European
Member
The institute of Public Affairs Corporate
European
Member
Triodos Bank Corporate
European
Member
West Sussex country council Corporate
European
Member
Croatian Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts Candidate country
Croatia
Observer
European Economic and Social Committee EU body
European
Observer
European Investment Bank EU body
European
Observer
European Investment Fund EU body
European
Observer
Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein Third Country
Liechtenstein
Observer
Ministry of Economy and Regional Development Candidate country
Serbia
Observer
Ministry of Economy, Department for entrepreneurship and competitiveness of SMEs Candidate country
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Observer
Ministry of Family and Social Policies Candidate country
Turkey
Observer
Promoting Social Business Third Country
Albania
Observer
National administrations
Country Membership Status
Austria 0 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Belgium 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Bulgaria 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Czech Republic 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Denmark 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Estonia 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Finland 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
France 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Germany 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Greece 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Italy 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Latvia 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Lithuania 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Luxembourg 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Malta 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Poland 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Portugal 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Romania 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Slovenia 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
Sweden 1 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member
United Kingdom 0 Public Authorit(y-ies) Member

Sunday, November 27, 2011

the week all youtyh hope in europe dies

between 

2,000 Poverty Fighters Expected to Join Queen of Spain for Global ...

www.microcreditsummit.org/news/28/2-000-poverty-fighters-expected.html

2,000 Poverty Fighters Expected to Join Queen of Spain for Global Microcredit Summit. VALLADOLID,SPAIN – Nov. 14 – Today, some 2,000 poverty fighters ..



1997 and 2011 nobody but nobody gave more rpoyal support to  exploring ptential of thriving communities through microcredit and girl empowerment than queen sofia of spain (and greece)

it was clear at the summit she graced that big banks had taken over microcredit and then days later brusels hosted an event on how they were determined to destroy youth livelihoods across scoieties

could franciscan values rise again or was europe to be forever merkeled

Sunday, December 19, 2010


basically oldtimers like olaf and me thought back in 2000 that the societal and sustainability purposes of NGOs could create massive online collaborative conversations- so we spent many months of our afterhours time between 2001 and 2005 trying to host this around the european union which had converged on one virtual community knowledgeboard.com and was also hosting intercity events including collaboration cafe modelled after my friend harrison owen's 30 years of open space networking- specifically olav was in editorial control of all ngo conversations and I was animating discussions on how to measure social/intellectual capitals of trust and positive emotional intelligences in every collaboration network

we failed or at least I did- while i may have made some mistakes I believe the whole thing failed because bureaucrats at eu wanted the whole of knowledgeboard ruled top-down and siloised by experts whereas I at least wanted bottom up and open interdisciciplinary and cross cultural reconciliations informed by much more transparency mapping of compound risk and locality of conflicts

so i went my own way mainly to go study bangladesh as the world leading paradigm bottom up and mobilised empowerment of end poverty solutions and I believe that olav decided to focus on Brazil while still working as a technology leader for rabobank in netherlands -incidentally my friends in dhaka are debriefing muhammad yunus tomorrow on youth economics happy 2013 card which he hope he will co-sign ... say if you want to be circulated on that conversation

if mit team can introduce what they most aim to do during Brazil trip, Olav may be able to make a recommendation or two

cheers
chris macrae
www.wholeplanet.tv    washington dc 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc
ps i am passionate about any ways we can get back to netgeneration being most productive time for worldwide youth- unfortunately knowledgeboard was the second of 3 times that with my staistical hat on I have done some massive research on eu processes only to find nobody in brussels wanting to listen- the first was in 1995 while working for price waterhouse coopers - i was asked to survey how all SME eu grants to portugal had been used - my conclusions that PEDIP grants were systemicly wasteful and anti-youth weren't accepted then and in my mind today explain the lost generation policy that euro-economics has spun through greece, spain, portugal etc