Policy Forum 1: Unilateralisation in the EU’s trade policies - Opening panel

Thursday 29 September 2022, 16:00 to 17:30

The European Union has recently launched multiple new trade policy measures. The 3E Research Centre of the Brussels School of Governance, the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies and CCEEL of the University of Eastern Finland are organising a series of four public policy forums,  where distinguished experts will discuss the rationales, functioning and potential consequences of the new measures – are we witnessing a more unilateralist EU?  

Policy Forum 1 - The Unilateralisation in the EU's Trade Policies - Thu 29 September 2022, 16:00-17:30

Speakers: C. Cheremetinski (Perm Rep France), M. Keinänen (Perm Rep Finland), P. Sandler (DG Trade), Stephen Kho (partner, Akin Gump LLP);  ModeratorsProf Harri Kalimo & Prof. J. Pauwelyn

The opening panel introduces the general theme of the series, the recent proliferation of trade-related policy initiatives in the EU, as well as the unilateralist approach that the Union may be turning towards. The session also prepares the ground for the ensuing three thematic panels of the series.

This session will take place in hybrid format:


16.00 – 16.10 Welcome

  • Prof Harri Kalimo (3E Research Centre, Brussels School of Governance)
  • Prof Joost Pauwelyn (Geneva Graduate Institute)

16.10 – 16.25 EU’s Assertive and Sustainable Trade policy

  • Peter Sandler, Director, DG Trade (Enforcement, Market access, SMEs, Legal Affairs, Technology and Security)

16.25 – 16.40 Commentary

  • Claire Cheremetinski, Economic, Financial and Trade Counsellor, French Permanent Representation to the EU
  • Markku Keinänen, Permanent Representative of Finland to the EU
  • Stephen Kho, partner, Akin Gump LLP

16.40-17.10 Panel discussion

17.10 – 17.30 Q & A with the audience


Organised as a part of the Jean Monnet Chair ECOvalence (Grant 101085564)