More than 30 organisations are teaming up for a major demonstration against TTIP and CETA, with concerns ranging from the end of cultural diversity in Europe to devastating effects the deals could have in developing countries. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Fears over falling consumer protection standards in the event of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are unfounded, a recent study by a Cologne institute has said, arguing that the EU-US trade deal has the potential to offer Germany significant economic and geopolitical opportunities. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The suspicion that industrial involvement in science is only geared towards profit threatens to derail European policymaking and new ethical standards could help solve the issue, the EU’s chief scientific advisor has said.
A universal charger for phones that can be connected to a computer is expected to reach European consumers in the coming weeks, as new harmonised standards are now available for major mobile phone producers, the European Commission has announced.
EU consumer groups are calling for transatlantic product standards legislation to be better enforced. But business representatives warn that regulatory cooperation is "not always very good" for industry.