Perspectives on the Soft Power of EU Trade Policy

San Bilal, Bernard Hoekman 31 July 2019



Table of contents

Introduction: EU trade and external policy in troubled waters
San Bilal and Bernard Hoekman

1 EU trade policy and non-trade objectives: The RESPECT survey
Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Naïs Ralaison and Aydin Yildirim

Part 1: Reflections on EU trade policy

2 Trade policy: Is there a way back to global governance? A European view
Karl Falkenberg

3 The EU and world regions: Multilateralism, bilateralism, and commercial realism
Katharina L. Meissner

4 What future for EU trade policy and free trade agreements?
Patricia Wruuck

5 EU economic diplomacy: Enhancing the impact and coherence of the EUís external actions in the economic sphere
Angelos Pangratis

6 A personal history of EU trade policy
Roderick Abbott

Part 2: Specific dimensions of EU trade policy

7 EU trade policy and services: The perspective from the private sector
Pascal Kerneis

8 Differentiation and soft power as a means of promoting a balanced rules-based trading system: The case of public procurement
Steve Woolcock

9 The EU trade policy on geographical indications and the missing link with development
Stefano Inama and Pramila Crivelli

10 Science and innovation and EU trade policy: Bridging a conceptual and policy gap
Riccardo Trobbiani

Part 3: Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and Economic Partnership Agreements

11 The EU as a trade and development partner to the ACP: Some initial reflections
Junior Lodge

12 Regional integration in Africa: Need for a paradigm shift?
Mark Pearson

13 African-EU Post-2020 trade regimes: Welcome to the past and back to the future
Dominique Njinkeu

14 Towards rethinking the Economic Partnership Agreements
David Luke and Heini Suominen

15 Strengthening EU soft power by better engaging with Africa
Rob Floyd

16 Economic Partnership Agreements as central pillar of a Comprehensive Africa-Europe Alliance
Luisa Santos

17 Limits to soft power in the Economic Partnership Agreements
Peg Murray-Evans

Part 4: Trade and non-trade policy objectives

18 Lessons from TTIP Toxicity for EU-US Trade Talks
Christian Bluth

19 Improving the enforcement of labour standards in the EU' free trade agreements
Marco Bronckers and Giovanni Gruni

20 EU trade and development policies: How has Fair Trade been used as a tool to achieve sustainability for people and planet?
Alice Sinigaglia and Sergi Corbal·n

21 EU trade and development policy in Asia: Promoting core EU values
Marc Bungenberg and Angshuman Hazarika

Senior Executive and Head of Programme, ECDPM

Professor and Director of Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute; Research Fellow, CEPR


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