Former WTO chief calls for greener EU trade policy

No new EU trade agreement will pass through the European Parliament unless it is designed to reduce the climate and environmental impact of international commerce, a former WTO head has said

No new EU trade agreement will pass through the European Parliament unless it is designed to reduce the climate and environmental impact of international commerce, former director general of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy said in Brussels on Tuesday.

“We believe that is now a political reality,” Lamy said. “It is high time to come to some serious discussions and decisions,” he added, while presenting a new policy paper on the topic from the Jacques Delors Institute, a think-tank whose Berlin centre Lamy now chairs.

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