07 March 2014

A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy

by John Hilary, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Brussels Office more

03 March 2014

Tthe Commission Funded CEPR Impact Assessemnt for TTIP

An ambitious and comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement
could bring significant economic gains as a whole for the EU (€119 billion a year)
and US (€95 billion a year). This translates to an extra €545 in disposable income
each year for a family of 4 in the EU, on average, and €655 per family in the US. more

03 March 2014

TTIP, G20 and SDGs: Using International Policy Processes as Entry Points for Reform of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the EU and the USA

Phasing out fossil fuels on both sides of the Atlantic would:
•create stronger price signals in favour of energy efficiency and low-carbon innovation;
•internalise at least some of the costs of FFS and thus reduce market distortions;
•bring about a shift towards low-carbon energy and thus boost employment in the renewable energy sector;
•bring about GHG emissions reductions in the US and the EU;
•could contribute to reducing budget deficits with the least possible negative impact on growth and employment. more

21 February 2014

Promises and Perils of the TTIP

TTIP affects a broad range of issues, from energy to the environment, and intellectual property rights to labor rights. The agreement could also have a significant impact on the evolution of agricultural markets and food systems in the U.S. and EU. Unfortunately, little concrete information is known about the content of the TTIP proposals, since the governments involved have stated that they will not publish draft text more

25 December 2013

Investor-state Dispute Settlement under TTIP - a Risk for Environmental Regulation?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could include rules on investment protection, including so called investor- state dispute settlement (ISDS). The EU Commission’s negotiating mandate for TTIP and the US model bilateral investment treaty both indicate a preference for including ISDS in TTIP. more

02 September 2013

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The Economic Analysis Explained

The Commission’s assessment of the likely benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
(TTIP) is based on analysis carried out by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a leading
independent pan-European economic research organization. Given the significance of TTIP, this analysis
has been widely discussed in policy debates, in the press, on social media. The material provided in this
document attempts to answer some of the questions that have been raised in those contexts. more

17 June 2013

Directives for the negotiation on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States of America

Delegations will find attached the directives for the negotiation on the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States of America, as adopted
at the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 14 June 2013. more

12 March 2013

Impact Assessment Report on the Future of EU-US Trade Relations

Accompanying the document
Recommendation for a Council Decision
authorising the opening of negotiations on a comprehensive trade and investment
agreement, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, between the
European Union and the United States of America. more