Panel Discussion: Challenges of EU Trade Policy Making

Maria Åsenius, Bernd Lange, Andrea Montanino, Eckart von Unger, Chair: Sébastien Jean


 

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Panel Discussion: Challenges of EU Trade Policy Making

Chair: Sébastien Jean (Director, CEPII)

These are testing times for EU trade policy making. Even though late July joint declarations opened a period of discussions and common work with the United States, transatlantic trade relationships remain under heightened tensions. Meanwhile, the multilateral trading system is under threat, due both to the unilateral approach of the United States’ present administration and to deeper questions about the capacity of existing rules to guarantee a level playing field. How should the EU react to these challenges, with which priorities? What is the outlook for transatlantic trade relationships? How to salvage a rules-based trading system?

Panel
Maria Åsenius (Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Malmström, European Commission)
Bernd Lange (Chair of European Parliament’s Committee on Intern. Trade)
Andrea Montanino (Chief Economist, Confindustria)
Eckart von Unger (Senior Manager, BDI)