Peter Holmes is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS) and is a specialist in international economic integration. He teaches at the University of Sussex and the College of Europe (Warsaw) and the WTI. He has done studies for the European Commission, the UK Department for International Development (DfID), and the World Bank on regional integration, trade, and competition. He was a participant in an Expert group on President Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union Plan, Mediterranean Institute, Marseille, July 2007.
Together with colleagues at Sussex he has recently been involved in a study for the UK DFID on the evaluation of EU free trade agreements (FTAs) and has taken part in studies on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the eventual EU–India FTA, and its effects on third countries, EU–Russia, EU–Euromed and other agreements. His specialism is trade and competition and he has published several articles and reports on this with UNCTAD and the World Bank. He has also published on sanitary and phytosanitary issues and has recently been working on trade and climate change.