The World Trade Organization faces an uphill battle to regain its place in the world. Negotiating is the key says Jesus Seade, one of the candidates to become the group's new director-general, in a DW interview.
President Jair Bolsonaro has claimed that Brazil is the victim of a campaign of lies about the Amazon. But, Thomas Milz writes, pictures of the fires there speak for themselves — as do Brazil's coronavirus statistics.
The World Trade Organization is now leaderless. The task facing Roberto Azevedo's successor is mammoth, from the need for reform to fighting protectionism. The process to succeed him is also quite labyrinthine.
The start of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was postponed due to the coronavirus. Experts believe that the pandemic could help give the ambitious free trade project a boost.
US President Donald Trump appeared not to heed the UN secretary-general's warning, bashing China over the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country wasn't planning on entering a second Cold War.
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