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Cecilia Malmström

European Commissioner for Trade

Ms Cecilia Malmström has served as European Commissioner for Trade since 2014, having previously served as European Commissioner for Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. In her current position, she represents the EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade fora.

Cecilia Malmström is responsible for negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries, including recently concluded agreements with Canada, Japan, Mexico and the four Mercosur countries, and for ongoing negotiations with, for example, Chile, Australia and New Zeeland.

Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, she served as Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2006, and as Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs 2006–2010. She is a member of the Liberal People’s Party, which is represented by the ALDE group in the European Parliament.

Cecilia Malmström holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Department of Political Science of Göteborg University.

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Truths about Trade: A speech by Cecilia Malmström

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, talks on the truths of EU trade at the Bruegel Annual Meetings 2019.

By: Cecilia Malmström Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: September 4, 2019
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The future of EU trade policy

Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at Bruegel on 24 January 2017.

By: Cecilia Malmström Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: January 24, 2017