19 December 2014

Agriculture, Food and the TTIP: Possibilities and Pitfalls

Progress in agriculture and food issues in the TTIP talks will largely be determined by the level of ambition in the negotiations as a whole. If ambitions are modest, a low-level agreement could probably be reached that includes some limited commitments on agricultural market access and food regulations more

08 December 2014


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) presents a historic opportunity
for the European Union and the United States to remove regulatory divergence – today’s
most prominent obstacle to trade exchanges –, thereby increasing economic growth for
the citizens of both policies. Yet, with great promises come challenges too. more

02 December 2014

TTIP – The Road to Corporate Slavery

Transatlantic partnership for trade and investment (TTIP) go far beyond the economic issues and the expertise. It affects the very functioning of the modern constitutional state, the capacity of governments to implement policies in the public interest and the civic rights. This report sets some highlights of sovereign Bulgarian reading of TTIP, major risks and specific recommendations to government institutions. more

25 November 2014

Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "We could do the best possible work but it will be worth nothing if we do not earn the support and trust of the citizens we are working for. So let us be more transparent, because in fact we have nothing to hide. Let us show that this time it really is different and that together we are able to really change and renew Europe." more

25 November 2014

COMMUNICATION TO THE COMMISSION concerning transparency in TTIP negotiations

The negotiations with the US on TTIP have, over the last year, become the object of
increased public scrutiny and a certain amount of concern in public opinion. It is
important to ensure that the general public has accurate and full information of the
EU's intentions in the negotiations, to address the concerns and to evacuate
misperceptions. The European Parliament has also called for greater transparency,
in particular as concerns access to negotiating documents. more

24 November 2014

Ombudsman: "Real progress for TTIP transparency"

"I am delighted that the Commission has taken the concerns of citizens, civil society organisations, MEPs and my own office on board to increase TTIP transparency. The negotiations have attracted unprecedented public interest, given the potential impact the deal will have on the lives of citizens. I am looking forward to receiving further details about how the Commission will enhance TTIP transparency in its reply to my inquiry which is also due this week." more

18 November 2014

TTIP and Consumers: The Good (without the Bad or the Ugly)

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade more

16 November 2014

Statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

We remain committed, as we were when we launched these negotiations in June 2013, to build
upon the strong foundation of our six decades of economic partnership to promote stronger,
sustainable and balanced growth, to support the creation of more jobs on both sides of the Atlantic
and to increase our international competitiveness. more

11 November 2014

European Parliament access to TTIP documents

Typology of documents:
"public": some EU initial input papers;
"limited": some EU input papers into the TTIP process; technical background papers"restraint": COM reports from TTIP negotiation rounds; initial EU negotiating texts; EU tariff offer
"confidential" in Reading Rooms: TTIP negotiating texts containing the position of both parties in brackets
Not available at all: US input papers into the TTIP process; US tariff offers, US more

08 November 2014

EU agri-food chain representatives call on negotiators to resolve key non-tariff measures during TTIP negotiations

Copa-Cogeca and FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s agri-food chain associations representing European farmers, agri-cooperatives and food and drink manufacturers, support on-going negotiations on the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. This agreement provides a unique opportunity to eliminate regulatory obstacles, which is a key priority for the European agri-food industry. more