Interviewed for bilaterals.org, Girvan speaks critically on the E.U.-driven economic partnership agreement (EPA) with Caribbean countries known as the CARIFORUM, an agreement pushed by E.U. trade negotiators especially after the dissolution of the WTO negotiations in Cancun, Mexico. He offers perspectives on the relationship between current European trade policy in the Caribbean and European legacy of colonization in the region, highlighting the colonial echoes seen today in European trade policy in the Caribbean. — Stefan Christoff

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