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C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung

Public Opening Event: EU Trade Policy at the Crossroads: between Economic Liberalism and Democratic Challenges

Key Note Speaker: Stephen Gill, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, York University, Toronto

Panelists: Penny Clarke, Deputy General Secretary of European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), Brussels, John Hilary, Executive Director, War on Want, London and Ferdi De Ville, Associate Professor at the Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University

Moderator: Petra Pinzler, Journalist

With negotiations on TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – intensifying, EU trade policy has become a hotly contested issue. While supporters praise its economic benefits, critics denounce it as a threat to democracy. The conference will discuss pivotal issues such as: What is the new EU trade politics really about? What are its political, economic and social impacts upon citizens and societies? What will be its international implications, in particular for the developing world?


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The conference is organized by ÖFSE – Austrian Foundation for Development Research, in cooperation with the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy and the EuroMemorandum Group.

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