bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

TTIP

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


EU’s Malmstroem attempts to revive US trade talks
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem attempted Wednesday to breath new life into transatlantic trade talks that have been hobbled by opposition to one of the deal’s most controversial components.
Leaked documents on TTIP
Leaked TTIP negotiating documents show that the EU is trying to protect European banks from strong American financial regulations.
French government will not sign TTIP agreement in 2015
Matthias Fekl, France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has made it clear that France will not support the inclusion of the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) in a potential TTIP agreement.
US unions to fight back against right-wing attacks and trade deals
Following the US mid term elections, unions are mobilising opposition against trade agreements, including a major campaign against ‘Fast Track’ legislation, TPP and TTIP.
TTIP talks: What’s cooking?: Perspectives on food & farming
The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament is pleased to invite you to a conference on 10 December 2014 on the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) on food and farming.
Cameron pledges support for EU-US trade deal and vows to fight unions over it
UK David Cameron has pledged to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal and vowed to fight some of those who are against it.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung - re:negotiate (ttip)
An international forum for stakeholders and experts, 17 November 2014, Berlin
TTIP and CETA jeopardize EU agriculture and environmental, animal welfare and consumer protection standards
EU officials state, but cannot guarantee, that sensitive issues such as growth hormones or GMO admissions will not be watered down as a result of TTIP.
Transatlantic free trade in the balance
The planned EU free trade agreements with the US and Canada have been clouded by months of uncertainty. Now a compromise appears to be in the making following a visit by the EU trade commissioner to Berlin.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and UK healthcare
It is only now, in the context of EU-US negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), that the health implications of free trade agreements have become a front line political concern in the UK.
(mis)Communicating TTIP
An internal document shows the European Commission and Council have initiated a coordinated “information campaign” on TTIP. But one thing is missing: a strong case.
European Commission taken to court for ‘stifling dissent’ over EU-US trade deal
On Monday morning the Stop TTIP coalition, consisting of over 300 civil society groups from across Europe, are filing a lawsuit against the European Commission at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
800,000 sign petition against TTIP
Social Europe - Front Against TTIP (Malta) announced that the European Citizen’s self-organised initiative against TTIP, comprising 230 organisations in 21 European countries, has so far collected more than 800,000 signatures.
TTIP’s suit of arms
The entire treaty making-process of the TTIP smashes the fundamental principles of the Rule of Law (ie, citizens’ procedural safeguards such as transparency, separation of powers, parliamentary debates…).
More than 700,000 tell Congress: Fast Track is the wrong path
Today, representatives from environmental, labor, food and farm, consumer rights and other fair trade allies delivered to US Congress more than 700,000 petitions opposing "fast track"—a piece of legislation that would push harmful trade agreements like the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) through Congress without any meaningful oversight or assurances that the trade pacts would actually benefit workers, families, and the environment.
TTIP: new Commission divided over the future of ISDS in EU trade policy
Jennifer Baker is joined by Richard More O’Ferrall, spokesperson for the Greens Group, to discuss the future of trade negotiations between the European Union and United States under the new Juncker Commission.
Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister
Turkey could suspend its membership in a customs union with the European Union if its interests are not taken into account when Brussels signs a major trade deal with the United States, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir stated Wednesday.
TTIP: European disintegration, unemployment and instability
Using the UN Global Policy Model, this Tufts University paper simulates the impact of TTIP on the global economy in a context of protracted austerity and low growth, which gives dramatically different results from existing assessments.
Russell Brand rails against Monsanto & the TTIP
On a recent episode of Russell Brand’s the Trews, the British comedian turned activist spoke with Helena Norberg-Hodge about TTIP and the food system.
Singapore: The Commission to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal
The Commission decided today to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore.