Domestic Actors in EU Trade Negotiations

Date and time
23 Mar 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Europa Research Group
Appleton Tower (Room G.05)

The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Domestic Actors in EU Trade Negotiations

Margaux Kersschot
PhD Candidate in Politics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
The University of Antwerp

Monday 23 March 2015
1.15pm to 2.15pm

Appleton Tower
Room G.05

The European Union is responsible for trade relations with countries outside the EU, in order to maintain the integrity of the internal market. In particular, the European Commission negotiates free trade agreements, following the instructions laid down by the Council of the EU. Although trade is a European competence, many different actors with connected interests engage with the negotiation process.

How do domestic actors relate to EU trade negotiations? To what extent are sub-national authorities able to keep track of these negotiations? Are companies more likely to engage directly in the trade negotiation process or instead work through associations representing their sector or the wider business community? This presentation will explore the roles of regional governments and companies in European trade policy.

Anthony Salamone | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

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