About: transatlantic trade

Trade & Society 23-05-2016

TTIP is no reason to leave the EU

Opposition to TTIP has become a rallying cry for supporters of Brexit. Its critics are relying on myths about trade agreements in general, and about TTIP and the NHS in particular, writes Rem Korteweg.
Trade & Society 28-04-2016

Fear of TTIP, globalisation, or a middle class downgrade?

Beyond the technical questions of regulation and trade barriers, TTIP taps into middle class concerns about the nature of globalisation and demographic change, writes Elvire Fabry.
TTIP talks blocked by Greenpeace
Trade & Society 22-02-2016

TTIP’s proposed Investment Court System should fool no one

Commissioner Malmström’s proposal for an Investment Court System in the transatlantic trade agreement has relied on the argument that it is a ‘public court’, based on democratic principles. However, Natacha Cingotti argues there is simply no need for special investors’ privileges and tribunals in TTIP.
Trade & Society 29-10-2015

Nordic people support free trade across the Atlantic

There is strong support among the Nordic people for TTIP, due to the economic benefits the agreement promises to bring, write Karsten Dybvad, Jyri Häkämies, Carola Lemne, Kristin Skogen Lund and Thorsteinn Víglundsson.
Digital 20-07-2015

Forging a truly Transatlantic digital economy

With Transatlantic Week starting tomorrow in Washington, TTIP remains an opportunity for the US and Europe to show that free data flow is good for innovation and economic growth, write Dean Garfield and John Higgins.
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 18-03-2015

More than trade, TTIP leads to confident Atlanticism

Getting an EU-US trade and investment deal (TTIP) will be tough. Yet if we grasp the moment, America's first ‘Pacific President’ and his EU partners may well become best known for having re-founded the Atlantic Partnership, write Daniel Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan.
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 27-01-2014

As the smokescreen clears, time for more honesty on EU-US trade pact

Although EU-US negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were launched with bombastic rhetoric, the last couple of weeks have seen confidence wane. Negotiations will take longer and the economic benefits of a deal will be far smaller than originally claimed, write Ferdi De Ville and Gabriel Siles-Brügge.
Trade & Society 06-05-2013

Time to talk business in EU-US trade talks

Far from dead, as the Doha rounds stalemate suggests, global trade is getting a make-over and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) seems the right place to start, writes MEP Marietje Schaake.
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