The future of the EU’s trade deals and the recently concluded Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada will be discussed by Trade Committee MEPs and guest speakers on Wednesday and Thursday.
MEPs will debate the future of the EU trade policy with Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, WTO Deputy Director-General Karl Brauner, Director of European IMF Offices Jeffrey Franks, World Bank lead economist Paul Brenton and other experts from the OECD, UNCTAD, the International Trade Centre and Oxfam from 14.00 on Wednesday, 9 November.
The debate will focus on the legitimacy of free trade agreements and the EU’s options in shaping global trade. Committee Chair will open and conclude the event and the two panels will be moderated by Vice-Chair Iuliu Winkler (EPP, RO) and Tiziana Beghin (EFDD, IT). Anyone may put questions to the panellists using the #TradePolicyDay hashtag on Twitter.
On Thursday morning from around 10.30 MEPs will debate the recently concluded EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA) with European Commission chief negotiator Mauro Petriccione and Council representatives. CETA will need to be ratified by the European Parliament before it enters into force.
Both debates take place in building Paul-Henri Spaak, room 3C050 and can be followed on EP Live.
REF. : 20161108IPR50525