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Policy making | Brussels, 13 July 2015

Speech: Modernising Trade Policy - Effectiveness and Responsibility

Commissioner Cecilia Malmström spoke at a meeting of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee this afternoon about her ongoing work to update the European Union’s trade strategy.

She outlined current thinking on the content of a new communication on the question that the Commission intends to release in the autumn. The new strategy will need to keep trade's focus on delivering economic opportunity for people in Europe and around the world. But it will also need to prioritise transparency and accountability as well as looking for new ways to support European values.

The Commissioner listened to the views of MEPs on the subject and looked forward to a continuous dialogue with Parliament on trade to over the coming months and years.

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