Developing countries will be among the biggest losers if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is implemented, warns Marion Lieser, explaining what a socially and ecologically fair trade deal would look like.
The S&D group in the European Parliament voted today (1 July) on a controversial amendment which keeps investor protection in the EU-US trade agreement (TTIP), paving the way for a vote in plenary, possibly next week in Strasbourg, EurActiv has learned.
Growing amounts of waste put an increasing burden on the climate, particularly in newly industrialising countries, where greenhouse gas emissions are rising, according to a new study for the German environment agency. EurActiv.de reports
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), dubbed a second-generation trade deal in the wake of the moribund WTO Doha negotiations, seeks to go beyond conventional tariffs and quotas, by strengthening the international order through greater regulatory cooperation.
Regulatory cooperation in the trade deal currently under negotiation between the EU and the US does not mean that legislators would lose their lawmaking initiative. Rather, it involves a process of dialogue, explains Sherman Katz in an interview with EurActiv Slovakia.
Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) sees the transatlantic trade agreement TTIP as a threat to standards protecting against chemicals that may be harmful to humans and the environment. The chemicals industry “vehemently” objected to the NGO’s claim. EurActiv Germany reports .
MEPs will supposedly vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resolution in July. Despite recent developments, the camp supporting it is still far stronger than the opposition, writes Doru Frantescu.
The European Union and Mexico agreed on Friday to launch negotiations toward a new free-trade agreement, as Mexico seeks to avoid being sidelined by Europe's bigger trade deals with the United States and Canada.
The European Parliament has postponed a vote and debate on the transatlantic trade negotiations that were due to take place today (10 June). MEPs say this decision reflects the shortcomings of the "grand coalition" between the centre-right European People's Party and the centre-left Socialists & Democrats groups in the Parliament. EurActiv France reports .
The European Parliament failed on Tuesday (9 June) to agree a unified stance on a proposed trade deal with the United States, postponing a vote that was meant to cement its support for the biggest accord of its kind.
Jeb Bush called for closer trade and security ties with Europe on Tuesday (9 June) in a speech in Berlin, the first stop on a five-day tour designed to prove his foreign policy credentials before announcing his run for the presidency.
Union leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have called for TTIP negotiators to drop extra-legal arbitration systems from any future trade deal. They believe existing judicial systems offer adequate protection to investors. EurActiv France reports .
Europe is set to become a major importer for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as markets prepare for a flood of new supplies coming from Australia and the US, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its annual Medium-Term Gas Market Report.
EXCLUSIVE / France's Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Matthias Fekl, delivered a proposal for TTIP arbitration reform in Brussels yesterday, in which he recommended the creation of a European court to settle trade disputes. He spoke to Cécile Barbière from EurActiv France .
During a visit to Tirana on 27-28 May, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said that Serbia would join a US-backed pipeline that would transport gas from Azerbaijan, while Minister of Energy Aleksandar Antić said that a gas interconnection with Bulgaria are priorities. EurActiv Serbia reports.
The European Commission is preparing a ‘diplomatic energy action plan’ to diversify the EU’s natural gas supply sources, with plans for tapping Algeria’s huge unexploited reserves, and a comprehensive LNG strategy due next year.
European negotiators are still waiting for the US to budge on intelligence services' use of personal data before there can be a breakthrough on the Safe Harbour agreement, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said last week (28 May).
The European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade has given its go-ahead to the European Commission on the EU-US trade agreement, conceding that a controversial arbitration clause, albeit reformed, needs to remain part of the deal.
The EU's negotiating team for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) met with civil society organisations inside the Commission on Wednesday (27 May) to defend the inclusion of the health sector in the trade deal.
Mexican Tequila, Italian Parmigiano and French Roquefort - celebrated food products like these, rooted in their geographical origin, will now have more protection from international rivals after talks concluded at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva.