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TTIP

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)


Agriculture, food and the TTIP: Possibilities and pitfalls
Two think tanks - the Centre for European Policy Studies and the Center for Transatlantic Relations - lay out possible "landing zones" on agriculture and food regulations in the TTIP
’We can’t protect every sausage,’ says German agriculture minister over TTIP deal
Germany’s Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, says some German specialties may be stripped of their regional protection due to a free-trade deal with the US.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and labour
Negotiations on the labour provisions in TTIP will start in 2015. This briefing for the European Parliament highlights some of the issues.
Austrian chancellor speaks against sanctions, and TTIP
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has warned that Austria could file a lawsuit before the European Court of Justice over EU’s intention to sign the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States.
2014: A year in review on climate and trade
Take a look at some of the major happenings on trade in 2014 and you’ll see, however, that trade rules and climate disruption are integrally linked.
Farmers, unionists protest EU-US free trade talks
Hundreds of farmers and trade unionists are protesting in Brussels against negotiations to set up a trans-Atlantic free trade zone, which they fear will leave them out in the cold at the expense of big multinationals.
EU leaders seek to overcome hostility to US trade deal
EU leaders defended plans for the world’s biggest trade deal with the United States, seeking on Thursday to counter hostility in Europe and clear the way for the accord to be agreed by the end of 2015.
Why are weapons-makers excited by TTIP?
The arms industry is hoping that the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will provide it with greater opportunities.
Free trade and austerity: an explosive cocktail
On 19 December 2014, thousands of Europeans will gather in Brussels to surround the European Summit of Heads of State.
Europe’s business community’s "clarion call" for vital EU-US trade deal
"TTIP could be worth up to €120bn to the EU every year" claims Confederation of British Industry as it hosts a business lobby meeting to trumpet for an EU-US trade treaty.
Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel?
A high level panel discussion on TTIP organised by BEUC, FOEE and AK Europa (video)
CETA draft: Important positions taken by the French National Assembly also relevant for TTIP/TAFTA and the EPAs
On the 23 November 2014, the French National Assembly adopted a resolution whose importance cannot escape the attention of citizens who are opposed to the EU-Canada, EU-US and similar trade agreements.
EFTA states plan response to TTIP
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries could be faced with important challenges from the proposed European Union-United States free trade agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Swiss Federal Councillor Johan Schneider-Amman has said.
Analyst: ISDS model is Australia, not Canada
Gus Van Harten tells EurActiv that the EU should explore the option of an international arbitration court and use Australia, not Canada as a benchmark.
TTIP and the architecture of impunity
The legal principles on which the TTIP is based form part of the legal suit of arms that limits the exercise of democracy and people’sovereignty.
TTIP: A recipe for disaster
This brochure explains how TTIP will promote the industrial model of food and farming, further threatening the survival of small family farms, local food initiatives, standards for healthy and safe food, animal welfare, the environment, and public health.
Turkey may leave EU Customs Union
If the EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) goes ahead and US goods are delivered to the Turkish market free of duty, Turkey may lose up to $2.5 billion-$3 billion.
ISDS cannot be fixed
The European Commission’s claim that threats posed by the investor-state dispute settlement system can be fixed by “improving” ISDS provisions in trade pacts has already been proved false, says Public Citizen
Eastern Europe against TTIP Trojan Horse
The proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is meeting increased resistance in Eastern Europe.
“No TTIP” Christmas card submitted by singing Santas on behalf of one million
Campaigners dressed as Santa Claus presented an over-sized Christmas card to the UK government on behalf of the million people across Europe who had signed a petition calling for the end of controversial trade deals being pushed through between the EU and North America.