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Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis presents the European Trade Policy Review Communication at the invitation and in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio

On 19 March 2021, at 10:30, the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Dombrovskis was invited by Minister Di Maio to a videoconference with a group of Italian stakeholders, representing industry, agriculture, services, the world of work and civil society, with a view to involving them in the review process of the European Trade Policy, also to foster transparency and knowledge about the process. The purpose of the event was for Executive VP Dombrovskis to present the Communication on the European trade policy review, published on 18 February.

The text of the Communication is available at the following link.

Reflecting the concept of open strategic autonomy, the new European trade strategy builds on the EU’s openness to contribute to economic recovery by supporting green and digital transformation, as well as a renewed focus on strengthening multilateralism and reforming global trade rules to ensure they are fair and sustainable. Where necessary, the EU will take a more assertive stance in defending its interests and values, also through the use of new instruments.

The event will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in a dialogue with Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis.

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