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Policy making | Brussels, 20 October 2015

Speech: Trade for All - First discussion with civil society organisations

On Tuesday, Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met with over 100 representatives of NGOs, trade unions, consumer organisations and business at DG Trade’s Civil Society Dialogue, in a first discussion of the Commission’s new strategy on trade.

She outlined the three principles of effectiveness, transparency and values on which the approach is based, as well as the updated programme of negotiations that will implement it. Many participants welcomed the new approach but stressed that implementation would be vital.

Read her remarks