About: Pascal Lamy

Trade & Society 25-01-2017

Lamy: ‘Trumponomics’ won’t contaminate Europe

Former World Trade Organisation chief and EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy has denounced Donald Trump's protectionist trade policy for being outdated, telling a EURACTIV event he isn't concerned that European politicians will follow the new US president's cue.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, speaks during a visit to Iraq, 22 Dec. 2014
Global Europe 22-08-2016

New geopolitical crises demand a more dynamic EU neighbourhood policy

As divisions in Europe are hardening under the pressure of the biggest flow of refugees since WWII, experts are making the case to adjust the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), so that it’s ready to adapt and make the bloc resilient to rapid geopolitical changes.
Royal Salute
Brexit 16-03-2016

Brexit: What would it mean for UK trade?

The stakes will be high for Britain's historic role as a free-trading nation when it holds a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union on 23 June.
Digital 02-02-2016

Commission shakes up radio spectrum to lead on mobile internet

National governments must announce their plans to move TV broadcasters below the 700 MHz band by 2017, which will be assigned exclusively to wireless broadband by 2020.
Digital 08-01-2016

Commission to unveil key spectrum harmonisation proposal in February

In February, the European Commission will present a controversial proposal to harmonise the use of radio spectrum in the EU, including the prized 700 MHz band, amid growing disparities among member states, EURACTIV has learned.
Trade & Society 08-05-2015

Lamy: TTIP’s goal is ‘to harmonise consumer protection’

Ex-World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy said on Thursday (7 May) that improved consumer protection was at the heart of the US-European Union free-trade pact under negotiation.
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Digital 14-01-2015

Commission seeks unity on radio spectrum ahead of UN conference

SPECIAL REPORT: The European Commission this week (12 January) launched a consultation on radio spectrum in a bid to unify member states and stakeholders behind a common EU position on radio spectrum liberalisation ahead of a key UN conference in November.
Digital 01-09-2014

Mobile operators to get exclusive use of 700 MHz UHF spectrum band by 2020

Mobile broadband should have exclusive use of the 700 MHz band of the European Union’s Ultra High Frequency spectrum by 2020, the European Commission was told today (1 September).
EU Elections 2014 26-06-2014

Centre-left backs Juncker as ‘man of compromise’

The "narrow victory" of the European People's Party (EPP) at the May EU elections make Jean-Claude Juncker the natural candidate for the European Commissionaccording to socialists who gathered in Brussels this week.
Trade & Society 24-05-2013

Brussels pushes to open talks for EU-China investment accord

The European Commission intends to open negotiations with China to reach an investment agreement that could lead to a broader trade deal if the two partners can overcome anti-dumping disputes.
Development Policy 23-05-2013

Lamy urges EU to forge closer trade ties with Africa

A week after pressing Europe to boost its trade ties with Africa in Brussels, the World Trade Organisation’s chief said in Nairobi that leading European economies should look at developing  and low income countries as the new globe’s economic growth engine, at a time of decreasing development aid.
Trade & Society 16-05-2013

Lamy: EU should put China, Africa at the centre of its radar

China and Africa will be an important engine for economic growth in the next 20 years and Europe should seize the opportunity to engage with them strategically and not see them as a threat, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said Wednesday (15 May) in Brussels, where he attended the European Business Summit.
Trade & Society 08-10-2012

Much ado about future of Doha trade talks

SPECIAL REPORT / While multilateralism is faltering, its supporters are trying to find a new raison d’être for the deadlocked Doha trade talks ahead of the WTO’s next big meeting in Indonesia in December 2013.
Global Europe 29-03-2011

G20 undermined by ‘mini-lateralism’, says Brown

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned that the G20 summits' effectiveness is being undermined by "mini-lateralism". 
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