Open Strategic Autonomy

Navigating the new direction of EU trade policy

This podcast episode was recorded on 31st March 2021.

Moderator

Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

Panellists

Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Trade Policy and Brexit, Jacques Delors Institute
Marianne Schneider Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. 

The theme of the EU’s new trade policy is ‘open strategic autonomy’. What does this mean in reality?

The policy aims to reinforce the EU's position as a global champion of open, rules-based trade that is fair and sustainable, while simultaneously developing new tools to defend its own interests. But how coherent is this approach and how viable?

In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Trade Policy and Brexit, Jacques Delors Institute; and Marianne Schneider Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House. Listen as they discuss the EU’s evolving trade policy. 

Can the new approach satisfy domestic concerns about globalization without jeopardising the EU’s trade partnerships? How will ‘open strategic autonomy’ reshape the EU’s trade relations with the US, China and others?

The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organizations with leading expertise on global trade: Georgetown Law, Institute of International Economic Law; Chatham House; the Clingendael Institute; the International Chamber of Commerce; the Delors Institute; the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Knowledge Partner).

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