Hearings

A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

INTA Trade Policy Day 2020
INTA

The resolution of tensions in the international trade relations and of the deep crisis of the multilateral fora will shape the course of the global economy and its sustainability for the decades to come. What is the way forward for the EU trade policy in these turbulent times? How can trade help attain the Sustainable Development Goals?

Initials WTO
INTA

The WTO Appellate Body, which is part of the WTO dispute settlement, is in major crisis. On 10 December 2019, it will no longer be able to function, as the mandates of two of its three remaining members, out of seven, will expire. This can have major implications for the multilateral trading system.

city view
INTA

The purpose of this hearing was primarily to look at the state of play of the bilateral economic relations between the EU and Taiwan. Representatives of the Commission and of the EEAS brought up the institutional approach, while the business angle was delivered by a representative of a German company active in Taiwan on the field of wind-turbine (ENERCON Taiwan).

Image of the planet
INTA

This hearing addressed the different approaches to EU-Asia connectivity and the issues at stake when it comes to trade. The first panel focused on the possible synergies and challenges with the different approaches and the promotion of multilateral solution, with two well known academics and representatives of Institutions.