Dr. Evita Schmieg

Dr. Evita Schmieg

Research Division: EU/Europe


phone:+49 30 88007-241

Before joining SWP Evita Schmieg headed the trade and investment division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) for more than 20 years. Earlier in her career she had also been working on trade policy in the European Commission, on crises prevention and development as well as on trade and commodities policy in BMZ.

She is an economist by profession, passed the post-graduate course of the German Development Institute (DIE-GDI) and got the PhD from University of Leipzig (2006) with a  dissertation on new trade theory and regional integration.

Other experiences comprise her inclusion in the WHO’s WHO of Professionals (WHO’s WHO Historical Society, 2001); participation in the high level seminar of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS, 1999) and the German Marshall Memorial Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (1992).”

SWP Publications (selection):

Evita Schmieg

EU and Africa: Investment, Trade, Development

What a Post-Cotonou Agreement with the ACP States Can Achieve

SWP Comment 2019/C 01, January 2019, 7 Pages


Evita Schmieg

Power in the International Trading System

Trump Administration Risks Destroying World Trade Order

SWP Comment 2018/C 30, July 2018, 4 Pages
Evita Schmieg

Labour Clauses for Sustainability?

Colombian Trade Agreements Exemplify Potential and Limits

SWP Comment 2018/C 15, April 2018, 8 Pages
Bettina Rudloff, Evita Schmieg

More bones to pick with the EU?

Controversial Poultry Exports to Africa: Sustainable Trade Policy as a Task for the G20

SWP Comment 2016/C 57, December 2016, 4 Pages
Evita Schmieg

Trade and Investment Agreements for Sustainable Development?

Lessons from the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement with the Caribbean

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 06, July 2015, 31 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Evita Schmieg, Adam Balcer, Krzysztof Blusz

Germany, Poland and the future of transatlantic community

Foreign Policy and International Affairs, WiseEurope and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Warsaw, December 2017
Bettina Rudloff, Evita Schmieg

European chicken drumsticks for West Africa - a threat to local markets?

in: Rural 21, The International Journal for Rural Development, Vol. 51, No. 1/2017, p. 15-17
Evita Schmieg

Theorie der Regionalen Integration – Die Europäische Union und die Karibik

Dissertation, Universität Leipzig 2006
Evita Schmieg

Krisenprävention durch Entwicklungszusammenarbeit?

Instrumente der Entwicklungspolitik und die Bedeutung einer strengen Rüstungsexportpolitik

in: Ulf Engel/Andreas Mehler (Hg.), Gewaltsame Konflikte und ihre Prävention in Afrika, Institut für Afrika-Kunde, Hamburg 1998, S.61-76
Evita Schmieg

Coherence between Development and Agricultural Policies

Intereconomics 1/1997, Vol, 32, Baden-Baden 1997, pp. 35-40

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Evita Schmieg

Global Trade and African Countries

Working Paper No.2, FG EU/ Europa, SWP Berlin, July 2016
Evita Schmieg

A Short Assessment of the ECOWAS – EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Working Paper No. 6, FG EU/ Europa, SWP Berlin, July 2015

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):


Adam Balcer, Krzysztof Blusz, Evita Schmieg
Germany, Poland and the future of transatlantic community
Foreign Policy and International Affairs, WiseEuropa and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, December 2017

Evita Schmieg
External Trade Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals
Implementing the SDGs Will Meet Justified Criticisms of Globalisation
SWP Comments 2017/C 39, October 2017

Evita Schmieg
Trump’s Trade Policy: First International Consequences
SWP Comments 2017/C 19, June 2017

Evita Schmieg
Africa – G20 and Proposals for Marshall Plans
New Instruments for New External Economic Settings?
SWP Comments 2017/C 13, April 2017

SWP Comments

Barbara Lippert, Erik Brandes
It Is Up to the Government

Political Lessons Learnt from the 2016 Brexit Referendum

T. Deniz Erkmen
Stuck in the Twilight Zone?

March 2019 Municipal Elections in Turkey

SWP Research Papers