About: EU-US trade deal

Trade & Society 11-11-2016

Malmström: EU-US trade deal ‘frozen’ after Trump vote

Talks on a vast free-trade deal between the EU and US are likely to be "frozen" for years after the stunning election victory of Donald Trump, the EU said on Friday (11 November). US president-elect Trump campaigned furiously on a promise to scrap international trade deals, throwing the ambitious pact with the European Union into serious …

Trade & Society 31-08-2016

Austrian economy minister adds his ‘nein’ to TTIP debate

Austria's economy minister has said talks on an EU-US free trade agreement should be halted, adding his voice to an increasingly polarised debate on both sides of the Atlantic over whether to keep the negotiations going.

Economy & Jobs 29-08-2016

TTIP deal alive and well, insists Commission

The European Commission today (29 August) insisted that it stood ready to finalise TTIP by the end of the year, after a leading German minister said the EU-US trade deal was dead in the water.

Monique goyens
Trade & Society 04-05-2016

Since when is TTIP not a BIG deal?

If the European Commission wishes to live up to its promise to take protection of our standards seriously, it has to cut short on its spin that a deal by the end of this year is still achievable, writes Monique Goyens.

Languages & Culture 19-10-2015

TTIP, public service media and cultural diversity

Ten years on from the adoption of the UNESCO Convention, its principles are more relevant than ever today and have a crucial role to play in any future transatlantic trade deal, writes Jean-Paul Philippot.

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Agrifood 04-02-2015

NGOs protest EU-US trade deal with a Trojan horse

This 8 meter high inflatable Trojan horse represents TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), the free trade deal that Europe and the US are currently negotiating in Brussels. The people in suits are ‘big business lobbyists.’

Bruno Maçães, Portugal’s State Secretary for European Affairs [Photo: Bruno Maçães's office]
Energy 04-06-2014

Energy revolution from East to West

An energy pact between the EU and the US could easily be extended to Canada, Mexico, Norway and perhaps even Brazil, forcing Russia to embrace a transition eastwards of its own, writes Bruno Maçães.

Celeste Drake

US labour group: ‘Eurosceptic parties could ask the right questions on TTIP’

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) offers an opportunity to come up with a new model for global trade agreements, by learning from the mistakes of previous deals such as NAFTA, which has “destroyed jobs” and “increased income inequality", according to Celeste Drake.

Trade & Society 19-05-2014

De Gucht, NGOs, trade accusations after anti-TTIP protestors ‘kettled’ by police

NGOs and trade unions today (19 May) hit back at accusations they were spreading lies on social media about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), as it emerged that Brussels Police used controversial “kettling” techniques and water cannon on protestors outside the European Business Summit.

Global Europe 31-03-2014

TTIP: A remarkable opportunity

Regardless of pessimistic views held by some NGOs, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) offers a remarkable opportunity to seek efficiencies between EU and US chemical management systems, writes Hubert Mandery.

Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman, IBM Europe
Languages & Culture 21-03-2014

Big data is in danger of becoming demonised

The Internet is making big data and the tools needed to make sense of it, widely available around the world. But despite the valuable knowledge it helps generate, data is in danger of becoming demonised, writes Harry van Dorenmalen.

Trade & Society 18-10-2013

EU agrees trade pact with Canada, open way for transatlantic market

The European Union and Canada agreed a multi-billion-dollar trade pact on Friday that will integrate two of the world's largest economies and paves the way for Europe to do an even bigger deal with the United States.

Global Europe 07-10-2013

US ‘shutdown’ puts transatlantic trade talks on ice

The US has put negotiations for a landmark free trade deal with the EU on ice because of a partial shutdown of the US government, the Obama administration said on Friday (4 October).

Trade & Society 07-10-2013

TTIP: Health sector braced for ‘damage control’

SPECIAL REPORT / While EU-US trade talks are expected to generate great economic benefits on both sides of the Atlantic, the impact of a trade agreement on the EU's healthcare systems will surely be negative, experts warn.

TTIP 26-09-2013

EU-US trade deal to include ‘corporate bill of rights’

SPECIAL REPORT / Controversial rights for multinational corporations to sue states, likely to be included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are causing a political headache for EU and US negotiators, but may also set a precedent for future trade agreements, notably with China.

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Trade & Society 17-06-2013

EC Barroso on EU-US trade agreement

France cleared the European Union to launch free-trade talks with the United States last Friday (14 June) after fellow EU members accepted its demand to shield movies and online entertainment from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

Trade & Society 15-06-2013

France backs EU-US trade talks after winning culture battle

France cleared the European Union to launch free-trade talks with the United States yesterday (14 June) after fellow EU members accepted its demand to shield movies and online entertainment from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

Trade & Society 23-05-2013

MEPs give a conditional go-ahead to EU-US trade talks

Following an impassioned debate in the European Parliament, MEPs are expected to vote today (23 May) on a hard-fought resolution to back the launch of negotiations on a Transatlantic trade agreement, though not without red lines.