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.
Speech at the Conference in Louvain-La-Neuve on 25 February 2010. "The deep causes of this crisis include the dollar policy and, in a broader sense, the monetary regime that has been in force in the world for almost 40 years."
Six European and American think tanks initiated a Transatlantic Forum in 2007, assembling about thirty researchers and high-level experts to propose paths to a new partnership between the European Union and the United States.