Save the date: 8 July – Dangerous liaisons or avenues to greater influence in the global arena? EU trade policies towards the east and the west of the world

We are delighted to invite you to the debate organised by PubAffairs Bruxelles which will be held on the 8th of July at 19.00 at the premises of Science14 Atrium, rue de la Science, 14-b, Brussels. The debate will concern EU trade policies towards the east and the west of the globe. Although speakers and event details will be announced in the coming days, we are sending you this email now to make sure you save the date.


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About the debate

In 2010, the European Commission communication concerning “trade, growth and world affairs” aimed at revisiting the EU trade policy strategies set out in the previous Commission’s “Global Europe” release of the year 2006, while acknowledging the role of external economic relations as a vital catalyst for growth and job creation, as well as the need to coordinate the EU’s internal and external policies. The Commission committed itself “to asserting the EU more effectively on the world stage by actively contributing to shaping the future global economic order and defending the European interest worldwide”. This important shift in EU trade policy was due not only to the need to respond to the economic crisis, to keep pace with a fast-changing global environment and to cope with the challenges posed by emerging economies, but was also a consequence of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, which mandated the Commission to both include the European Parliament in the decision-making process and to ensure stricter consistency with the principles and the objectives of the Union’s external action.

About PubAffairs Bruxelles

PubAffairs Bruxelles is a cross-sectorial network of professionals working in the fields of public and regulatory affairs correlated to the European Union, which aims at creating an open platform to foster debate among its members, who include stakeholders from public and regulatory bodies such as associations, federations, NGOs, as well as regional, national and European Institutions. We also welcome members from the private sector, including consultancies, corporations and business.

About your participation

If you wish to participate in our events, you would simply need to become a member of the network. Becoming a member of PubAffairs Bruxelles is easy and free of charge: you can join us by subscribing on our website or by attending an event in person. As a member, you will be regularly invited to conferences and forums organised by PubAffairs Bruxelles and you will gain access to the association’s network and interactive platforms.

This event is held under the Chatham House rule. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the attendees, may be revealed. For this reason, unless explicitly authorised by PubAffairs Bruxelles, filming and/or recording the event by any means is strictly forbidden. All our debates  are followed by a drink in a convivial atmosphere.

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