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Ewa Synowiec

About Ewa Synowiec

Ewa Synowiec is Principal Adviser at the Trade Directorate, the European Commission. Prior to taking the position she was Director of the European Commission Representation in Poland. Earlier she was Director in Directorate General for Trade in charge of public procurement, intellectual property and bilateral trade relations with European (non-EU) and Central Asia countries. Before joining the European Commission worked in Poland, as a researcher at the Foreign Trade Research Institute and then for public administration. She was also posted in Brussels as Deputy Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Poland to the EU. She is an economist by education (PhD in economics at Warsaw School of Economics).

The EU Is Encouraging Belarus to Join the World Trade Organisation

Belarus is the European Union’s 46th trade partner and its 3rd trading partner among the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. At the same time, the EU is the second trade partner for Belarus after Russia and accounts for above one quarter of its total trade. Interestingly, Belarus has the least stabilised contractual relations with the EU, among the Commonwealth of Independent States, as the bilateral Partnership and Cooperation Agreement that was concluded in 1995, has not been ratified by the EU for political reasons. On top of that, Belarus is not a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) yet. Continue reading The EU Is Encouraging Belarus to Join the World Trade Organisation