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PHILIPPE CUISSON, Deputy Head of Unit, Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Western Balkans, EFTA,EEA and Turkey, Directorate-General for Trade, European Union - The EU and the Black Sea - trade aspects

PHILIPPE CUISSON, Deputy Head of Unit, Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Western Balkans, EFTA,EEA and Turkey, Directorate-General for Trade, European Union - The EU and the Black Sea - trade aspects

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  • The EU and the Black Sea- trade aspects - Trade
  • BSEC from an EU point of view• Black Sea as a gateway between Europe, Asia and the Middle East• We must offer Black Sea stakeholders an opportunity to identify areas where our interests come together to further practical cooperation• EU observer Trade
  • BSEC from an EU point of view• Practical cooperation: about increasing economic benefits and social opportunities for people, and about ensuring sustainable economic development and about building trust• In that regard, trade cooperation as a key element Trade
  • The EU Black Sea strategy of 2008• The EU is willing to share responsibility for the peaceful and prosperous development of the region• The Black Sea is important for the EU, which wants to play a constructive role in all the sea basins surrounding it, taking its responsibilities in full• A tool: The Black Sea Synergy Initiative of 2008, in order to foster pragmatic regional dialogue Working Groups on trade, customs, exchange of statistical data Trade
  • Trade as a support to the BSEC process• BSEC is about fostering interaction and harmony among the Member States and ensuring peace, stability and prosperity• Trade as a key component of peace, stability and prosperity;• Trade handled at the EU level (EU exclusive competence) Trade
  • The EU has extensive relations with the Black Seas countries• Greece, Bulgaria and Romania are EU Member States• Russia: a strategic partner• Turkey: an EU candidate country• The Eastern European Partners, and the Stabilisation and Association Process with the Western Balkans (Serbia and Albania) Trade
  • BSEC: an already privileged trade relations with the EU• Romania, Bulgaria and Greece - EU members• Turkey - Customs Union with the EU• FTAs - Albania and Serbia• Trade preferences - Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade
  • Towards a further step in trade• Russia joining the WTO• The Eastern Partnership (Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan): political association and the economic integration with the EU• "Money, Mobility, Market" – the future Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Trade
  • The EU trade agendaContributes to:• open market• stabilize ("made trade not war")• spread over governance Trade