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Do We Need TTIP?

10 March 2016 | by

With the start of the 12th round of trade negotiations between the USA and the EU, the stars are shining bright in completing the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at the end of this year. But that is if we only count the opinion of the policy advisor’s and politicians. Civil society and the unions are […]

Resisting TTIP: Dissecting the popular resentment toward the world’s most ambitious free trade agreement

5 May 2015 | by

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is vastly ambitious in its scope. It seeks to reduce or eliminate the existing trade barriers between the US and the EU common market. In doing so, its supporters argue that it will create over €100 billion (a GDP increase of about 0.5 – 1 percent) worth of […]

Is democracy a trade barrier?

8 January 2015 | by

In a democracy, elected representatives make laws. But with new trade agreements, businesses  could co-write legislation. The United States and the European Union (EU) are negotiating a trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The aim is to lower trade barriers. Unfortunately those ‘barriers’ include not just traditional trade tariffs and quotas, but […]

TTIP – Post Election, Bureaucratic, & Information Access Hurdles

7 July 2014 | by

As the new parliamentarians, and Juncker settle into their new roles whilst the Commission is reconfigured, our minds previously taken up by election details are turning back to the issues we may have put on hold, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The sixth round of intense discussions will occur this month, but are […]

The EU-Turkey Customs Union in the light of TTIP and beyond the economic relations

15 May 2014 | by

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), presently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US), has raised economic concerns for Turkey. This EU candidate country enjoys preferential access to the European market due to the Customs Union (CU) agreed in 1995. However, under the existing terms, countries that sign a […]