The Future of European Trade

Europe’s Strategic Choices
Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November 2019

Elvire FabrySenior Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, will contribute to the “Europe’s Strategic Choices”, a two-days conference hosted by Chatham House and the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel. This event aims to explore and understand the complex set of challenges facing Europe in the areas of security, economic competitiveness and global influence. These issues make it an important moment to bring together senior politicians, business leaders and academics from across the continent to reinvigorate the debate about Europe’s place in the world.

She will, more particularly, intervene in a roundtable on “The Future of the European Trade” along with Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House, Dr. Stephanie Leupold, Head of Trade Strategy, DG Trade, European Commission, Dr. Stefan Mair, Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI) and Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Reader in International Dispute Resolution, King’s College London

Whatever formula for Brexit that is eventually agreed will require a recalibration of many existing trade relations and an inevitable period of change. With slow progress on free trade agreements, and a shift towards national protectionism, this session will examine potential long-term consequences for Europe’s trading environment.

  • What is the potential that developments such as Brexit will lead to longer-term protectionist trade policies in Europe?
  • How will further escalation of tensions between the US and its trading partners affect global trade?
  • To what extent have decades of European integration weakened the UK’s ability to strike trade deals with major economies?
  • What new trade patterns and relationships are emerging, regionally and globally?

Full program available here


07 Nov 2019


15 h 30 min - 17 h 00 min
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