Keywords: EC trade policy, EC trade law, Doha talks, Lisbon Treaty, European Union, EU efficiency, EU accountability, European Commission, European Community
Is Lisbon the answer or the anathema to EC trade law and policy?
The Lisbon Treaty tries to improve efficiency and accountability in European Union (EU) trade policy making. This paper recognises the validity of the EU member states' misgivings about giving too prominent a role to the European Commission. Have we reached an adequate institutional balance in European Community (EC) trade policy after the Lisbon Treaty reforms?