Domestic Actors in EU Trade Negotiations

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The Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to our upcoming event:

Domestic Actors in EU Trade Negotiations

Monday 23 March 2015
1.15pm – 2.15pm

Appleton Tower · Seminar Room G.05
Crichton Street · Edinburgh EH8 9LE

Margaux Kersschot
PhD Candidate in Politics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
University of Antwerp

The European Union is responsible for trade relations with countries outside the EU, in order to maintain the integrity of the internal market. In particular, the European Commission negotiates free trade agreements, following the instructions laid down by the Council of the EU. Although trade is a European competence, many different actors with connected interests engage with the negotiation process.

How do domestic actors relate to EU trade negotiations? To what extent are sub-national authorities able to keep track of these negotiations? Are companies more likely to engage directly in the trade negotiation process or instead work through associations representing their sector or the wider business community? Join us for a presentation and discussion with Margaux Kersschot on the roles of regional governments and companies in European trade policy.

Anthony Salamone | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
University of Edinburgh

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Margaux Kersschot is PhD Candidate in Politics on a dual degree between Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the University of Antwerp. Her research concentrates on the role of regions and firms in the European Union’s free trade negotiations. She serves as Board Member of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc), where she focuses on strengthening the Council’s external representation.

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The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone is Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group and PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the politics of the UK’s EU relations.

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