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In your timezone (EDT): Thu Dec 9 3:00am - Thu Dec 9 10:45am
Complex supply chains and evolving market access have delivered a global economic interdependence that has been important in terms of growth and prosperity, but also in encouraging and reinforcing stability in other areas of international cooperation and governance. This interdependence has become increasingly unstable in the context of growing geopolitical confrontations, serving to remind us that cooperation, universal rules and values, are both difficult to obtain and by no means permanent.
While such political and trading tensions continue to rise and as the EU seeks to strike a balance between increased strategic autonomy and a continued support for multilateralism, this Forum Europe TRADE 2021 conference will look at what reforms are necessary to international institutions, at the state of, and prospects for relations between trading blocs, at supply chain security, and how the mega trends of national security, digital trade, and climate change will all be impacted by the directions taken in the short to medium term.
Ignacio Garcia Bercero
Director of Multilateral Affairs, Strategy, Analysis and Evaluation, DG TRADE, European Commission