- Galina Kolev ·
- IW News ·
- 28 March 2019
Protectionism: Puzzling attitudes towards protectionism related to lacking knowledge
The changing course of US trade policy since the election of Donald Trump has strengthened the image of free trade in the EU. However, almost 40 percent of EU citizens also support protectionism. This is puzzling, yet lacking knowledge is an important explanation, a new IW study shows. An information campaign is inevitable in order to secure the sustainability of EU Trade policy.