An event organised by the Greens/EFA group in cooperation with the Progressive Caucus
In February 2017, many progressive members of the European Parliament chose to vote against CETA, the new generation trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
Contrary to the Nationalists, Progressives are not in favour of closing borders. Along with the other members of their respective political groups, they are rather working on building another kind of trade policy, a policy which protects the people and their environment while respecting the basic notions of democracy, sovereignty and transparency.
Coming from the Greens/EFA, the S&D and the GUE groups, five MEPs* participated in the debate “How to Save Trade Policy / New ideas for a globalised world” – organised in the European Parliament by the Greens/EFA group in cooperation with the Progressive Caucus – and exchanged with prominent international experts**, whose interventions fed the discussion for possible alternatives to the current model and trade policy.
A recording of the conference is available here: https://www.greens-efa.eu/trade
Kate’s Raworth’s video intervention is available here.
*Yannick Jadot, Ska Keller (Greens/EFA)
Marie Arena, Emmanuel Maurel (S&D)
Anne-Marie Mineur (GUE)
**Prof. Olivier de Schutter (CESCR), Ben Beachy (Sierra Club) Isabelle Durant (UNCTAD), Prof. Markus Krajewski (FAU), Kate Raworth (videolink)