The Jacques Delors Institute deciphers the functioning and priorities of the EU’s trade policy, which must allow it to retain its ranking as the leading trade power in the world and to further leverage the strategic potential of this policy in its other external action areas.
While Europeans strive to retain their trade position against the rise of China and new economic powers, the EU’s trade policy is proving to be all the more important for Member States’ competitiveness as, in the future, 90% of demand growth will come from outside the EU. In addition, the stalemate in multilateral negotiations is not curbing Europeans’ ambition to achieve more effective regulation of globalisation.
Elvire Fabry, Research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, is interviewed on Radio Vatican about the G20 in Hamburg and Trump's protectionism in an article entitled "G20 à Hambourg : l’économie au cœur des tensions ?", le 7 juillet 2017.