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"International Trade & the European Green Deal: what trade rules for tomorrow’s agriculture?

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Conference on the joint proposal published by Veblen Institute, FNH and Interbev

L’Institut Veblen will participate to the joint conference orgazines by Benoît Biteau, MEP with Fondation Nicolas Hulot.

"International Trade & the European Green Deal: what trade rules for tomorrow’s agriculture?", on 24-06 at 9:30 am.

Concerns are growing about the compatibility between the Green Deal and European trade policy. Citizens are worried about the negative impacts of international trade on the environment, farmers are protesting against the lower environmental and social norms of imports. The ecological transformation of our agriculture will require major changes. Trade rules must be adapted to ensure a fair transition for European farmers. But there is a lot of inertia. The reason? The WTO agreements, which have set the rules of international trade in stone since 1994. Are these rules anachronistic? Are they an obstacle to any positive development? How can the WTO be reformed?

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Interpretation will be provided in French, English & German


Introduction by Nicolas Hulot (former French Minister of Ecology, Honorary President of the FNH), Benoît Biteau & Eric Andrieu (MEPs)

First part: presentation of the report "How to protect our farmers and the environment? A regulation to stop the import of food from practices prohibited in Europe”.
with Marine Colli (Interbev), Mathilde Dupré (Veblen Institute), Samuel Leré (FNH) and Clémentine Baldon (law firm Baldon Conseil)

Second part: high-level discussion on agriculture, international trade and the Green Pact
with Olivier De Schutter (UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, former Special Rapporteur on the right to food), Renate Künast (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen Member of the German Bundestag, former Federal Minister for Agriculture and Food), Eric Andrieu (S&D MEP, rapporteur on the CMO), A representative of the European Commission (to be confirmed) and Benoît Biteau (Greens/EFA MEP, organiser)

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