Author Archives: Nicolò Conti

Pascal Lamy defends a multilateral approach to international trade

-En un año marcado por la disputa arancelaria, ¿cómo ve la economía global? “A la economía mundial no le va mal. Simplemente estamos cerca del final del ciclo de un buen crecimiento. El comercio internacional tampoco va mal, a pesar de que el sistema que regula el comercio está bajo presión por la ofensiva de […]

There would be no say on trade deals for UK in EU customs union

According to Pascal Lamy,  remaining in the customs union “implies a degree of homogeneity within the customs union on what the purposes of a trade policy are, which would mean the UK’s economic system would remain aligned with the EU economic system, which is precisely what the Brexiteers don’t want.” Read the article here : […]

‘The History of the European Union: Constructing Utopia’ published

Pascal Lamy was one of the contributors of this collective work edited by Giuliano Amato, Enzo Moavero-Milanesi, Gianfranco Pasquino and Lucrezia Reichlin. His chapter entitled ‘The Common Commercial Policy: Efficiency and Legitimacy” is concerned with European foreign trade policy and the Common Commercial Policy (CCP).

Mark Vanheukelen mentionne Pascal Lamy dans un entretien au Temps

“Vous souvenez-vous de Pascal Lamy, ancien commissaire européen au Commerce avant d’être élu directeur de l’OMC, qui avait parlé d’organisation archaïque? Apparemment, rien n’a changé. Le diagnostic qu’il avait posé il y a quinze ans est encore valable. C’est une organisation qui a beaucoup de mal à se moderniser et à adopter des règles pour […]

The “Hard Brexit” supporters’ plan to rely solely on the WTO

For Pascal Lamy, “aucun pays ne va donner au Royaume-Uni, qui dispose d’un marché de 60 millions de consommateurs, les mêmes avantages qu’a l’UE, qui en a presque dix fois plus. En matière d’échanges, ce qui compte, c’est la taille.” Read the article here : https://bit.ly/2ANPJQM

The possibility of a second referendum on Brexit

According to Pascal Lamy, “I would not have said that six months ago and I was among those who believed that the odds of a new referendum were extremely low but I think they’re clearly higher now. But of course for such a scenario to appear there has to be a ‘stop the clock’ between the […]