Cecilia Malmström, a former member of the European Commission and the European Parliament, joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as nonresident senior fellow in June 2021. She is host of PIIE's Trade Winds biweekly virtual event series.
Malmström has devoted the better part of her career to global affairs and international relations and has extensive experience with multilateral leadership and cooperation. She served as European commissioner for trade from 2014 to 2019 and as European commissioner for home affairs from 2010 to 2014. She was first elected as a member of the European Parliament in 1999, serving until 2006, and was minister for EU affairs in the Swedish government from 2006 to 2010.
As European commissioner for trade, Malmström represented the European Union in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade bodies. She was responsible for negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries, including agreements with Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Vietnam, and the four founding Mercosur countries.
Malmström holds a PhD in political science from the department of political science of the University of Gothenburg.
Event in the frame of the project China Horizons - Dealing with a resurgent China (DWARC)*.
What shape will the trade relationship between the EU and the US take in the coming years?
At this event Minister S. Iswaran and Commissioner Malmström will discuss Singapore-EU relations, following the signing of a FTA in 2018 and in the co
Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, talks on the truths of EU trade at the Bruegel Annual Meetings 2019.