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Trade & Society 20-11-2015

TTIP: The Irish case for increased Transatlantic ties

The US is already the second biggest customer for Irish SMEs, and a successful TTIP agreement will only make this relationship stronger, writes Ian Talbot.
Trade & Society 19-05-2015

National Front joins anti-TTIP lobby

The National Front launched a campaign against the transatlantic trade pact this week, two years after negotiations began between the EU and the United States. EURACTIV France reports
Digital 11-05-2015

Don’t forget big data in TTIP and TISA

The issues of data sovereignty and data protection have been sadly lacking in the debate on trade agreements, writes historian Svend Aage Christensen.
Trade & Society 16-04-2015

TTIP still a hard sell in Paris

Cecilia Malmström this week fielded questions from French MPs on the transatlantic trade deal. Despite determined French opposition, she hopes for a breakthrough that would see the agreement signed before the end of President Obama's mandate in 2017. EURACTIV France reports
Competition 03-04-2015

Make 2015 a year of world trade action

International trade creates wealth and opportunities around the world. But the richest countries must take care to foster, not weaken the poorest, writes Anabel Gonzalez. 
Trade & Society 24-03-2015

International investment court plan threatens our democracy

The European Commission is investigating a permanent international investment court as a replacement for the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS). The plan for a court, and the road map towards it are fundamentally flawed, writes Ante Wessels.
Trade & Society 11-03-2015

Investor protection in TTIP: ‘A head-in-the-sand policy achieves nothing’

Excluding investor protection from TIPP would be a mistake - but a reform is required. Reinhard Quick thinks that an international investment tribunal should be set up to decide on conflicts between investors and states. This would resolve the deficiencies of bilateral investment treaties and give due regard to the citizen's concerns.
Agrifood 09-03-2015

Paris caught meddling in TTIP arbitration debate

France has blamed a communication "failure" after EURACTIV revealed the existence of a letter instructing French MEPs how to vote on the controversial question of ISDS. Paris tried to rectify the error by sending another confidential letter to MEPs on 4 March. EURACTIV France reports.
Trade & Society 06-03-2015

Creative accounting and the sales pitch for ISDS

Studies that promote investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) have generated misleading numbers and dubious recommendations. Legislators should approach all studies with caution, warns Gus Van Harten.
Trade & Society 27-02-2015

France makes U-turn on TTIP arbitration

Paris has warned French MEPs not to shut the door on Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms by voting against ISDS. EURACTIV France reports
Trade & Society 02-02-2015

TTIP is good for SMEs

In a survey commissioned by Swedish Enterprise, 700 small and medium-size enterprises point to current legal uncertainty, unequal requirements, double bureaucracy and tariffs as major obstacles to trade with the US, writes Carola Lemne.
Trade & Society 02-02-2015

Syriza-led Greek parliament ‘will never ratify TTIP’

The newly-elected government in Athens has always been suspicious of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and will use its Parliament majority to sink the EU-US trade pact, claims a former Syriza MEP now turned minister. EURACTIV Greece reports.