The EU’s New Anti-Coercion Instrument: Effective Deterrence or Unilateral Protectionism?

June 19, 2023 | 3 - 4 pm | FOTAR Discussion Series


In December 2022, the biennial conference The Future of Transatlantic Relations organised jointly by the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg and the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung brought together distinguished speakers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the changing politics of transatlantic trade relations. We invited six young scholars to join and contribute to the conference with their unique perspective. As FOTAR scholars, the next generation of transatlanticists continue our discussion from the conference in a virtual event series.

The second event aims to promote the transatlantic conversation on the EU’s new anti-coercion instrument, its relevance for the sovereignty of EU member states as well as its implications for international trade.

­FOTAR scholar Dr. Gesa Kübek (University of Groningen) will discuss the complex implications of the EU’s new anti-coercion instrument with Lothar Ehring (DG Trade, European Commission). How necessary is the adoption of a dedicated anti-coercion instrument? How much room is there for democratic and national oversight in the implementation of the instrument? And can the instrument be reconciled with international and world trade law?