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Title: Is Lisbon the answer or the anathema to EC trade law and policy?


Author: Rafael Leal-Arcas


Address: Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK; Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., USA


Abstract: The Lisbon Treaty tries to improve efficiency and accountability in European Union (EU) trade policy making. This paper recognises the validity of the EU member states' misgivings about giving too prominent a role to the European Commission. Have we reached an adequate institutional balance in European Community (EC) trade policy after the Lisbon Treaty reforms?


Keywords: EC trade policy; EC trade law; Doha talks; Lisbon Treaty; European Union; EU efficiency; EU accountability; European Commission; European Community.


DOI: 10.1504/IJLSE.2009.023983


Int. J. of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 2009 Vol.2, No.2, pp.125 - 146


Available online: 22 Mar 2009



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