For the Many, Not the Few. Towards a Progressive Model for International Trade and Investment.
Over the last decades, international trade has played an important role in promoting economic growth, job creation and better living standards at the global level. At the same time, international trade has been linked to a form of unregulated globalisation, causing uneven and unjust results for significant parts of our societies.
Leading S&D MEPs and international trade experts today, 5 December 2018, presented a new policy paper on a Progressive Model for International Trade and Investment. The paper outlines a progressive and fair trade and investment agenda that both promotes jobs, growth and development, while also protecting worker’s rights, environmental and social standards.
The paper has been drafted by a team of international experts as part of a joint project promoted by: the Global Progressive Forum, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, in cooperation with the Progressive Alliance of the Socialists and Democrats at the European Parliament, the Party of the European Socialists, the European Trade Union Confederation and Solidar.
The advisory board of international experts was made up of:
Nathalie Bernasconi, Executive Director IISD Europe
Carles Casajuana, SOLIDAR Board Member and former Spanish Ambassador
Stephany Griffith Jones, Professor, Columbia University
Eveline Herfkens, Former Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands
Pascal Lamy, former WTO Director General and former EU Commissioner for Trade
Bernd Lange MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on International Trade
Paul Magnette, Mayor of Charleroi and former Minister-President of Wallonia
Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Development
Alessia Mosca MEP, Socialists and Democrats’ coordinator in the European Parliament Committee on International Trade