The ECJ decision on Singapore and the power struggle on EU-Trade agreements - Europabüro Brüssel
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The decision of the European Court of Justice on the EU free trade agreement with Singapore provides unprecedented clarity about the division of competences between European and member states’ level. What are the consequences for EU trade policy in general, and trade and investment agreements in particular? Should the EU split agreements in EU only and mixed ones? Are there viable options to avoid long lasting and complex ratification processes without provoking even more public opposition against trade accords? Will stand-alone investment treaties have a realistic chance to get the approval of all member states? Those and other questions will be discussed during the meeting.
This session will be moderated by Hardy Ostry (Head of European Office, KAS) and Fabian Wendenburg (Deputy Head of Department External Economic Policy, BDI).