Seminar: How do we form progressive Free Trade Agreements?
Tuesday, May 2, 18:00-19:30, ABF-huset Stockholm, Sandlersalen
The ”Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP) and the free trade agreement between Canada and the EU – CETA – placed discussions on conditions, consequences but also possibilities and advantages of free trade agreements in the 21st century in the center of political and public debate once again. In Continental Europe, mostly in Germany, debates between opponents and supporters of TTIP and CETA have been vigorous. While Trade Unions and political parties of the Center-Left in Europe are mostly critical, Swedish trade unions and parties are more positive.
But the discussions should not stay at a level of details and purely economic aspects. There are far more fundamental issues to be concerned about: What are basic requirements of progressive free trade agreements? Do they need certain specific framework conditions? Which content seems to be appropriate to be covered by free trade agreements? And how do we secure that also workers profit from transnational free trade agreements?
These questions frame the public seminar “How do we form progressive Free Trade Agreements?”
Participants (more participants will follow):
Gustav Horn, Research Director IMK Germany
Stefan de Vylder, Post-Keynesian Network
Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung Nordic Countries,
The Post-Keynesian Network
A light lunch will be served before the seminar.
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