Agrifood 26-04-2017

Free trade deals and their crucial role in EU agri-food exports

Names like CETA, TTIP and TTP now dominate the global trade agenda. They are inescapable factors in our globalised world. But what is their effect on the European Union's agri-food sector? EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
Anthony Gardner Over a beer
Economy & Jobs 21-12-2016

US ambassador on TTIP, Europe and the ‘roots of rage’

In our ‘Over A Beer’ video series this month, EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire chats with United States Ambassador to the European Union, Anthony Gardner.
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EU trade policy at the crossroads
CETA 05-12-2016

EU trade policy at the crossroads

How can EU trade policy continue to be an engine for growth and jobs in Europe?
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.
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TTIP: what’s really in it for businesses?
Economy & Jobs 27-05-2016

TTIP: what’s really in it for businesses?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the biggest political decisions of this European political term. A free trade agreement between the world’s two largest economies has the potential to provide clear positive effects to the world economy.
Ignacio Garcia Bercero
Trade & Society 02-05-2016

Chief TTIP negotiator: Greenpeace statements ‘wrong’

The EU's chief TTIP negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero said on Monday that Greenpeace’s leaked text about EU-US negotiations on a transatlantic trade deal “is not a reflection of the outcome of the negotiation.”
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Susan Danger
Economy & Jobs 19-04-2016

Fostering a balanced debate on TTIP

Susan Danger, Managing Director of AmCham EU, talks about the partnership between AmCham EU and EURACTIV.
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Economy & Jobs 23-02-2016

TTIP: What opportunities for France?

The World Trade Institute published a study on "TTIP and the EU member states" in January, ahead of the latest round of negotiations between the European Union and the United States.
Hendrik Bourgeois and Daniela Vincenti
Economy & Jobs 22-02-2016

Bourgeois: Time for EU, US to speed up TTIP negotiations

As negotiators prepare for the 12th round of TTIP talks on Monday (22 February), the challenge remains for both parties to get out of their comfort zones, make compromises to reach a substantive political agreement by the end of the year, said Hendrik Bourgeois, chair of TTIP Taskforce of AMCHAM EU.
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Economy & Jobs 20-10-2015

TTIP: What next for jobs and growth?

Negotiations between the United States and the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership began in July 2013.
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Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2015

The sixteenth edition of Social policy in the European Union: state of play has a triple ambition. First, it provides easily accessible information to a wide audience about recent developments in both EU and domestic social policymaking. Second, the volume provides a more analytical reading, embedding the key developments of the year 2014 in the most recent academic discourses. Third, the forward-looking perspective of the book aims to provide stakeholders and policymakers with specific tools that allow them to discern new opportunities to influence policymaking.
Trade & Society 27-08-2015

Commission denies PR own goal over redacted trade documents

The European Commission has denied that its decision to redact huge swathes of documents detailing meetings with Big Tobacco companies had been a public relations disaster.
Trade & Society 07-05-2015

Jeffrey Immelt: TTIP negotiations can’t lose momentum

“TTIP will open up global markets for every small and medium business. If you like SME, you must believe in trade,” said General Electric's CEO Jeffrey Immelt.
Economy & Jobs 21-04-2015

TTIP transparency transformed by campaigners, says EU Ombudsman

Civil society organisations campaigning for greater transparency in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have transformed the way it, and perhaps other future trade deals, are negotiated, the European Ombudsman has told EURACTIV.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

No EU-US trade deal by 2015, says TTIP expert

“I don't think the [TTIP] deal is going to be done in 2015,” said Joseph P. Quinlan, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University.
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Trade & Society 27-02-2015

AmCham EU Transatlantic Conference 2015

The AmCham EU Annual Transatlantic Conference will take place on Thursday, 19 March 2015 from 9:00 to 16:00 at The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, in Brussels. The conference will feature a keynote address from The Honorable Anthony Gardner, United States Ambassador to the European Union. The programme will also include Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Centre for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University who will present the findings of the annual transatlantic economy survey and Carlo Calenda? , Italian Deputy-Minister of Economic Development who will deliver a keynote lunch address.
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Trade & Society 06-02-2015

European car manufacturers back TTIP deal

European car manufacturers fully backed the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US during a press conference on Wednesday (4 February).
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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.’
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Economy & Jobs 30-09-2014

Malmström promises more transparency over TTIP negotiations

Commissioner-designate for Trade Cecilia Malmström defended her candidacy on Monday, as MEPs from the international trade committee tested her expertise.
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Economy & Jobs 28-03-2014

Joseph Quinlan: ‘TTIP is the mother of all trade deals’

Speaking to EURACTIV about a potential EU-US trade deal, expert in transatlantic relations Joseph Quinlan said that TTIP “is the deepest more ambitious, trade agreement that we have ever seen”.
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Europe's East 26-03-2014

Obama: EU-US united in isolating Russia

In his first visit to Brussels since he took office in 2009, US President Barack Obama spoke about the Ukrainian crisis and warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of “growing consequences for the Russian economy” over its annexation of the Crimean peninsula earlier this month.
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Economy & Jobs 08-11-2013

EU defends Trade Commissioner De Gucht amid tax fraud scandal

As EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht is facing charges for fiscal fraud in Belgium, the European Commission defended on Friday the Commissioner's 'presumption of innocence'. According to the Belgian press, the country's  tax authorities have reportedly asked the Commissioner's family to pay almost 1 million euros in unpaid taxes. But the EU executive said that De Gucht has already told President Jose Manuel Barroso that he did nothing wrong in the case.
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Economy & Jobs 18-06-2013

EU, US leaders launch free trade talks at G8 summit

This is  the "biggest bilateral trade deal in history". With these words, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday the beginning of negotiations of a free trade agreement between the EU and the US. Speaking in a joint news conference at the G8 Summit in Ireland, world leaders agreed that forging a trade deal will boost growth and create jobs across the Atlantic. According to the Commission,  an EU-US agreement could increase Europe's GDP by 0.5% annually and help create around 400,000 jobs.
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Trade & Society 24-05-2013

Lawmakers exclude culture from EU-US trade deal

European Union lawmakers voted yesterday (23 May) to limit the scope of a proposed free-trade deal between Europe and the United States, backing French demands to leave out culture and potentially irritating Washington.