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Focus on: TTIP, food & farming

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TTIP talks bogged down in food standards debate
Seemingly insurmountable differences in food standards are threatening to sink trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union.
EU and US trade sharp words on TTIP
In testy exchange of emails, Commission warns US: Compromise or no deal in 2016.
Five key takeaways from the TTIP leak for food and farming systems
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.
Greece to block TTIP unless geographical indications are protected
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.
Norwegian body seeks to ward off TTIP’s negative impact
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.
Polish agriculture ministry says ’no’ to TTIP
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.
TTIP trade deal poses serious threat to EU farming
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.
The future of Europe lies in preserving its agricultural and other key sectors
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.
France will drive the FTA with Mercosur but will protect agriculture
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.
4600 Austrian jobs at risk from TTIP deal
As many as 4600 jobs could be lost in Austria as a result of the proposed TTIP trade agreement between Europe and the US.