Conference on “Developing trade and trade policy relations with the EU: Experience of V4 countries and implications/lessons for Eastern Partnership”, IWE

vki_logo_smConference on “Developing trade and trade policy relations with the European Union: Experience of V4 countries and implications/lessons for Eastern Partnership”, 24 May 2013, Institute of World Economics of CERSHAS, Budapest

On 24 May an international conference took place in Budapest, under the above title and in the framework of the Research Project no. 21250031 financed by the International Visegrad Fund. The event was organized by the Institute of World Economics and aimed to discuss trade policy issues. One the one hand, the experts from the V4 countries explained the experiences and lessons of these countries’ trade relations with the EU prior to accession, on the other hand the Eastern Partnership countries’ experience with their EU-relations and their expectations vis-à-vis the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) were analysed. Finally, the potential impact of the DCFTA on Russia’s post-Soviet integration plans was discussed.

The speakers were the following experts:

Elżbieta Kawecka-Wyrzykowska (Warsaw School of Economics), Andrea Vargova (Faculty of Commerce University of Economics Bratislava), Lidia Shynkaruk (Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences), Adrian Lupusor (Expert-Group, Moldova), Merab Kakulia (Georgian Fundation for Strategic and International Studies), Vugar Bayramov (Center for Economic and Social Development, Baku), as well as Zsuzsa Ludvig, Tamás Novák, Sándor Meisel and Tamás Szigetvári from the host Institute.