The European Parliament and International Trade Policy
Guri Rosén has contributed with a chapter about the European Parliament in the Handbook on the EU and International Trade.
In Chapter 6, Guri Rosén explains the rationale for the expansion of European Parliament competences over trade policy in the Treaty of Lisbon as way of enhancing the democratic legitimacy of trade policy and aligning it with other policies. She also analyses the Parliament's exercise of its new powers in the ratification of the EU's Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea and during the negotiations of TTIP.
About the book
The Handbook on the EU and International Trade presents a multidisciplinary overview of the major perspectives, actors and issues in contemporary EU trade relations. Changes in institutional dynamics, Brexit, the politicisation of trade, competing foreign policy agendas, and adaptation to trade patterns of value chains and the digital and knowledge economy are reshaping the European Union's trade policy. The authors tackle how these challenges frame the aims, processes and effectiveness of trade policy making in the context of the EU's trade relations with developed, developing and emerging states in the global economy.
The European Parliament
In: The Handbook on the EU and International Trade
Sangeeta Khorana and María García (eds)
Edward Elgar Pub, 2018