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  • Embracing the Internet Opportunity to Drive the European Economy

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 30-04-2015

    Europe has an unprecedented opportunity to increase consumer and business use of online technology as it crafts its Digital Single Market plan. The outcome can help grow Europe’s domestic technology industry and boost productivity and sales for traditional European companies -- or stifle them depending on what choices are made.

  • Malmström: Germany’s TTIP debate ‘more heated’

    News | Trade & Society 24-02-2015

    In 25 EU member states, the majority of the population supports the planned EU-US free trade deal TTIP. But in Germany, its opponents are in the majority, something EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström could not explain during her visit to Berlin. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • European car manufacturers back TTIP deal

     Video | Promoted content | Trade & Society 06-02-2015

    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).

  • Calling time on TTIP

    Opinion | Trade & Society 18-07-2014

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Needs to reformulate its priorities and base itself on the founding values of the European Union, writes Emma Woodford.

  • EU’s trade strategy on food favours the few at the expense of the many

    Opinion | Agrifood 17-07-2014

    EU member states negotiating the EU-US free trade agreement, TTIP, are defending the interests of just some member states and a very small number of producers. Europe would be better off focusing on ways to improve commerce for all, writes Allen Johnson.

  • Barroso and Van Rompuy shun climate action, embrace Obama’s shale gas

    Opinion | Energy 28-03-2014

    At their EU-US summit, European leaders warmly welcomed American gas. Under the guise of promoting energy security, leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are rooting for shale gas, a fossil fuel with comparable climate impacts to coal, writes Brook Riley.

  • US Senators shocked by EU’s cheese-name claims

    News | Agrifood 12-03-2014

    In a rare act of bipartisan unity, dozens of US senators have wheeled into action against what they call an "absurd" European initiative that would force name changes to common cheese varieties produced in the United States.

  • EU-US trade talks seen dragging on until mid-2016

    News | Trade & Society 21-02-2014

    As the European Union and the United States wrap up a week of talks on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) in Washington, the EU still says it hopes to have something to show before the European elections in May. But observers say the real, final deadline is mid 2016, just before the US elections.

  • Free trade needs balance

    Opinion | Trade & Society 22-01-2014

    The transatlantic trade agreement TTIP, negotiated between the EU and US, could become the nucleus of an agreement on global standards for food safety, environmental protection, data protection and workers’ rights. This could be an ideal opportunity to generate a public debate on these EU values, argues Aart de Geus.

  • TTIP puts the EU’s environmental and social policies on the line

    Opinion | Trade & Society 13-01-2014

    The European Commission has repeatedly promised civil society that the TTIP negotiations with the US will not lead to a race to the bottom on environmental protection, health and safety standards and consumer rights. But as negotiations progress, civil society groups on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly feeling uneasy, ten leading NGOs write.

  • Farming boss: TTIP must not rock the boat

    Interview | Agrifood 03-12-2013

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership the EU and the US are trying to establish is being called the "mother of all bilateral trade agreements", but negotiators must jump the potentially damaging hurdles of GMOs and hormone-raised meat and avoid rocking consumer confidence in either market, says Pekka Pesonen.

  • EU extends deal on beef imports from US

    News | Agrifood 02-08-2013

    The European Union will continue to import high-quality US beef from non-hormone-treated cattle at zero duty, extending an agreement for at least another two years, US authorities said on Thursday (1 August).

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