Foreign policy and trade experts to address MEPs on the EU’s strategic autonomy
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Foreign policy and trade experts to address MEPs on the EU’s strategic autonomy

On Tuesday, the committees on Foreign Affairs and International Trade will hold a hearing on foreign policy and trade aspects of the EU’s strategic autonomy.

The EU’s strategic autonomy refers to the European Union’s capability to act independently from other countries in important areas such as security and defence, the economy and upholding democratic values.

At Tuesday’s joint hearing in the foreign affairs and international trade committees, four experts will speak to MEPs:

  • Susi Dennison, Director for European Power at the European Council on Foreign Relations,
  • Hugo Meijer, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at Sciences Po,
  • Bernard Hoekman, Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies,
  • Kathleen Claussen, Professor at the University of Miami School of Law.

Ms Dennison and Mr Meijer are expected to explore how the EU could develop its sovereignty to promote and defend its values, as well as how this could strengthen multilateralism globally. Mr Hoekman and Ms Claussen will examine how to improve the EU’s resilience by working strategically with trade partners as well as how to achieve the EU’s economic and greater political goals, while safeguarding them from unfair trade practices.

The hearing programme can be found here.