Extracts from the press briefing by Karel de Gucht on the Trade Strategy for Europe 2020
On 9 November 2010, Karel de Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, at a press conference, laid out his blueprint for an EU trade policy to help revitalise Europe's economy.
In its discussion paper "Trade, Growth and World Affairs", the Member of the EC analysed how trade is an engine for economic growth and job creation. The document proposed a strategy to reduce trade barriers, to open global markets and to get a fair deal for European businesses. The overarching aim was to take a more assertive approach to ensure the benefits of trade reach European citizens. SHOTLISTLINK