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Europe’s global positioning and its trade implications for Asia

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Date: July 7, 2017, 8:00 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

This invitation-only event is organised by Bruegel and Bloomberg and will be held in Hong Kong on 7 July.

Inter-regional relations between Europe and Asia are at a crossroads, and their future direction is closely linked both to the global arena, as well as developments in Europe itself.

The global scenario is marked by a tectonic shift in a major player: the United States administration is opposed to multilateralism, argues for a renegotiation of “bad trade deals,” and calls into question the scientific consensus in areas such as climate change. Elections in Europe, at least up to the end of May 2017, suggest a political decoupling of Europe from the US. This represents both an opportunity and a real responsibility. This is the time for European policy makers to speed up their work on repairing the architecture of the euro area, while strengthening the stability of the EU. It is time for rigorous analysis of the challenges and open debate about the options on the table, also against the background of the Brexit negotiations.

During this off the record event we will discuss the implication of these geopolitical developments for European cooperation with Asia, covering trade and other forms of cooperation.

Schedule

Jul 7, 2017

8:00-8:15

Registration

8:15-8:20

Welcome remarks

8:20-8:30

Keynote

Peter Mandelson, Global Counsel, and former European Commissioner for Trade

8:30-9:15

Panel discussion

Chair: David Tweed, Senior Reporter, Bloomberg L.P.

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

Peter Mandelson, Global Counsel, and former European Commissioner for Trade

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

9:15-9:30

Q&A

9:30

End

Speakers

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Peter Mandelson

Global Counsel, and former European Commissioner for Trade

David Tweed

Senior Reporter, Bloomberg L.P.

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bloomberg Hong Kong Office 25/F, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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