Conference 934 - The future of global trade: how does Europe weigh in? [fr]

Trade has brought the world closer, but it is also frequently a source of tension. On October 2nd, the World Trade Organization allowed the United States to apply 7.5 Billion dollars worth of tariffs on European products (among which factor French wine). Moreover, trade tensions between China and the US are burdening the global economy in an uncertain way and are worrying financial markets.
How can France and Europe defend their economic interests and reform multilateralism?

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From September 2005 to August 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two consecutive terms as General Director of the WTO. A committed European and member of the French Socialist party, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors from 1985 to 1994. He then joined the Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004.

Pascal Lamy was appointed in 2019, President of the Paris Peace Forum. He shares his other activities between the Jacques Delors Institute, the presidency of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, the presidency of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and in as well as various mandates or missions related to international affairs. He is also President and member of several Boards of various foundations. He is currently also member of the Global Future Council on regional Governance at the World Economic Forum and member of the Orientation Committee of the Colbert Foundation.

Pascal Lamy is author of various books and reports on global governance, Europe and international trade. His latest publications are “Quand la France s’éveillera” (Odile Jacob, 2014) and Où va le monde ? (Odile Jacob, 2017). Pascal Lamy also lectures to the benefit of Institut Jacques Delors among other engagments, on issues related to globalization and global governance.

If you want to attend to the Conference, please confirm you will be here by email rsvp.newyorkfslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr, the number of seats is limited.

Conference 934 are series of monthly conferences organized by the Consulate General of France with the support of La Compagnie Boutique Airline.
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Last modified on 14/10/2019

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