Europe and the EU
This event is part of the Breakfast of Europe series and was organised by the Clingendael Institute and the European Commission. The full photostream of this event can be viewed here.
The EU is a staunch supporter of the WTO. But this key institution could become collateral damage in an escalating Chinese-American trade war. The EU has been trying to move the needle on WTO reform. But where do those efforts stand? And what more could Europe do? Can the WTO survive this onslaught from the world's two largest economies? And if not, what then?
During this 'Breakfast' session, Marc van Heukelen, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the WTO, and Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), offered their assessments of the challenges facing the WTO in 2019 and discussed what the EU can do to promote trade multilateralism.
The event was moderated by Rem Korteweg and was held under the Chatham House Rule.