About: Karel De Gucht

Karel De Gucht at the EMI TTIP Summit .Brussels, October 2014.
Global Europe 07-10-2014

De Gucht’s TTIP Legacy

At the end of the mandate of the Barroso II Commission, civil society organisations Europe-wide are asking what steps the Commissioner-designate for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, is going to take in order to manage the TTIP legacy of the outgoing Commissioner, De Gucht. How will she meet stakeholders’ expectations, lower destractors’ concerns, reconcile the stance with the European Parliament, and lead the negotiations to a satisfactory closure?, asks Jo Leinen MEP.
Traditional Dutch cheese [Ali Eminov/Flickr]
Agrifood 17-07-2014

EU’s trade strategy on food favours the few at the expense of the many

EU member states negotiating the EU-US free trade agreement, TTIP, are defending the interests of just some member states and a very small number of producers. Europe would be better off focusing on ways to improve commerce for all, writes Allen Johnson.
Sven-Olov Carlsson, President of IOGT International
Health 09-07-2014

DG Trade’s ties to the alcohol industry are cause for concern

Instead of addressing the harm alcohol inflicts to public health, social fabric, economic productivity and even democracy abroad, EU Commissioner Karel De Gucht chooses to praise its trade benefits, writes Sven-Olov Carlsson.
Trade & Society 11-03-2014

TTIP at the forefront of international trade?

If the Europeans and Americans manage to conclude negotiations over the transatlantic free trade agreement (TTIP), they will have succeeded in setting up a blueprint for a "new generation" of 21st century trade agreements, writes Elvire Fabry.