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

Authors: Rafael Leal-Arcas

Addresses: 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

International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 2009 Vol.2 No.2, pp.125 - 146

Available online: 22 Mar 2009 *

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