CNCDH | 15 December 2017
Let us not sacrifice human rights for commercial interests
Since the 2008 financial crisis, the European Union (EU) has been dealing with an ongoing challenge to boost employment, growth and investment. The EU has proven its desire to rise to this challenge by placing these objectives at the forefront of its political priorities. It has fitted this goal into a broader strategy called « Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy », which was presented by Cécilia Malmström, the EU Trade Commissioner, in October 2015. During this presentation, she highlighted that EU trade policy must be more responsible, i.e. more effective, more transparent, and able to promote our interests as well as our values.
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