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Transatlantic trade agreement

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EU-US negotiations on TTIP: A survey of current issues

Written by Laura Puccio With the next TTIP negotiating session due in July, an extraordinary meeting of Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) will be held on 29 June. The Committee will discuss the many amendments put forward in plenary to its draft recommendations for the EU’s negotiators, with the aim of finding compromises which the … Continue reading

TTIP: EP reviews EU-US trade negotiations

The negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue to be of major concern to many citizens. MEPs have already warned that they would not approve the agreement at any cost and are currently working on recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the EU-US trade deal.  Update Please have a … Continue reading

TTIP – Regulatory cooperation

Written by Jan Baeverstroem, Last update on 28/05/2015 At the EU-US summit in 2011 a decision was taken to set up a High Level Working Group (HLWG) to see if an EU-US trade agreement was feasible. In November 2012, the Trade Commissioner outlinedthe four areas that he would like to see included in an agreement: … Continue reading

TTIP: the question of data protection

Written by Jan Baeverstroem Contrary to EUs comprehensive data protection legislation, protection of privacy in the United States relies not only on federal and state legislation and regulation but also on private-sector regulation. The US Constitution’s First amendment protects citizens’ freedom of speech and the Fourth amendment protects citizens’ freedom of speech and right to … Continue reading

Topics and links – September 2014

Update: This post is available in all EU languages – please see at the bottom of this post. In this issue: Scotland’s referendum, hearings of Commissioners, Sanctioning MEPs’ behavior, association agreement EU-Ukraine, free trade agreements TTIP/CETA.   In September 2014, citizens’ topics of particular interest ranged from the EU’s external relations (Ukraine, Russia) and trade … Continue reading

Topics and links – August 2014

Update: This post is available in all EU languages – please see at the bottom of this post. In this issue: ISIS terror and humanitarian disaster in Iraq, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, independence of the judiciary in Turkey, TTIP negotiations. Recent international conflicts were the dominating issues in the correspondence of citizens … Continue reading

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in TTIP negotiations

In the Final Repor t of the High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth (HLWG), (11 February 2013), both the EU and the US expressed their commitment to keep and advocate a high level of intellectual property protection (IPR). The report recommended that only a limited number of IPR issues would be addressed during … Continue reading

TTIP : environmental aspects

The Final Report of the High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth from February 2013, suggested that the trade negotiations take into account the work done in the chapter concerning environment in EU and US trade agreements. In its resolution of 23 May 2013 on EU trade and investment negotiations with the US, the … Continue reading

Overcoming Transatlantic differences on intellectual property: IPR and the TTIP negotiations

Recent studies demonstrate the important contribution of intellectual property rights (IPR) to the American and EU economies. Royalties and licence fees based on IPR figure high among the exports of both, and applications, and grants, for IPR protection made by Europeans in the US and vice-versa represent an important share of the totals. The differences … Continue reading

Towards an EU-US trade and investment deal

This is an updated version of an “At a glance” note published in March 2014. 6 language versions available in PDF format Auf dem Weg zu einem Handels- und Investitionsabkommen zwischen der EU und den USA Hacia un acuerdo de comercio e inversión UEEE.UU. Vers un accord de commerce et d’investissement entre l’Union européenne et … Continue reading

Towards an EU-US trade and investment deal

The European Union (EU) and United States (US) are currently negotiating a trade and investment deal, which would create the world’s largest free trade area. But the many challenges faced and increasing public opposition put successful conclusion of an agreement in doubt. Background In February 2013, EU and US leaders announced the start of procedures … Continue reading

EU-US Relations Today – Still Good Friends?

US President Barack Obama is this week in Brussels, reason enough for us to focus on transatlantic relations this week. It will be his first ever visit to the EU institutions. He will attend the EU-US summit on 26th March, together with Commission President Barroso, and European Council President Van Rompuy. An item high on … Continue reading

Obama’s 2014 State of Union Speech – fact sheet and reactions

Yesterday, 28 January 2014, President Obama’s held his yearly State of the Union Address. Europe was mentioned twice, first in connection to the creation of jobs and support to entrepreneurs, where trade agreements with Europe (and Asia) would give access to new markets. Later in the speech the President underlined the significance of the transatlantic alliance, as being “the strongest the world has ever known”.  In the … Continue reading

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