Institutions and interest groups: European Union in Doha Round agriculture negotiation (2001-2005)

This article deals with the influence of the agriculture interest groups in the positions adopted by EU during the Doha Round. The proposals defended by the two actors were compared and analyzed. The text argues that the distinctions of positions found can be explained by the institutional rules of the decision-making process of EU Common Trade Policy. The conclusion highlights that the pressures affected the proposals defended by EU in Doha Round negotiations, but they did not prevent advancements in this context.

interest groups; multilateral trade negotiations; EU decision-making process


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