Focus on: TTIP, food & farming
Seemingly insurmountable differences in food standards are threatening to sink trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union.
In testy exchange of emails, Commission warns US: Compromise or no deal in 2016.
The leaked TTIP text provides important insights into the direction of the trade talks, and raises alarm bells for advocates of fair and sustainable food and farming systems.
The Greek government is ready to veto the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU unless it ensures increased protection for key agricultural geographical indicators.
Damage to Norway’s trade, due to the world’s largest free trade agreement, could be minimised if the country lowers its import tariff on agricultural products.
The Ministry of Agriculture says it will not agree to provisions that threaten Polish farmers in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the European Union and the US.
The controversial trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the US could spell disaster for European farming, finds a new report from Friends of the Earth Europe.
Europe has all the assets needed to build a solid future for itself. However, to do so, it must take steps to defend and promote them.
The French President, François Hollande, showed that he was politically in sync with the presidents of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, and Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and opened dialogue on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that Mercosur and the European Union are negotiating.
As many as 4600 jobs could be lost in Austria as a result of the proposed TTIP trade agreement between Europe and the US.