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ALDE Seminar on EU-Russia Trade – Will the WTO change business?

On 5 December 2012, the ALDE group at the initiative of Silvana Koch-Mehrin (ALDE’s rapporteur on EU-Russia trade relations) and Kristiina Ojuland (ALDE’s Spokesperson on Russia) held a seminar on the trade relationship between the EU and Russia with the high level participation of Pascal Lamy (Director General of the WTO), Karel de Gucht (EU-Commissioner for Trade), Viktor Kalmikov (Deputy Head of the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the EU), Richard Connolly (Lecturer from the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Russian and East European Studies), Sergey Shuklin (President of Russian and East European Chamber of Commerce, Brussels) and Pascal Kerneis (Managing Director of the European Service Forum, Brussels).

Below you will find a summary of the conference and the speech given by Commissioner De Gucht.