26 September 2014

TTIP U.S. Roadshow: Indianapolis

Jobs and Economic Growth for Indianapolis: How The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Will Help

On Friday, September 26, a program will be held in Indianapolis on the topic of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to help educate businesses, media and the greater public about TTIP.

The event will run as a morning program and will feature keynote speakers U.S. Congressman Todd Young (R, 9th) who is a co-chair of the U.S. Congressional TTIP Caucus; and Dave Ricks, Senior Vice President, Lilly & President, Lilly Biomedicines, U.S. Chair of Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue. Additionally there will be a presentation on the regional impact of the EU-U.S. trade relationship and a panel of business executives – both from large companies and SMEs — who will discuss the local impact of transatlantic trade on regional jobs and the economy. The morning will begin with a networking breakfast and conclude before noon.

The co-organizers of the event are: Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Eli Lilly and Company.

All attendees MUST be registered. Register at For additional information, please contact Hilary Sama at


TABC TTIP Roadshow General Information

TABC will hold one-day events focused on educating businesses, media, academia, politicians and the general public about T-TIP in 8 U.S. cities in 2014-2015: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Houston, TX; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN.

This project is funded in part by the European Union.


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Theo V

Great work! It's good to unveil what's behind the curtain...


The EU makes rules for 28 member states, sovereign nations, among them high export nations, former provinces of the Soviet Union, eastern, southern, northern nations, protestant, catholic, orthodox nations, nations with common law, nations with statutory laws, monarchies, republics... All with existing bodies of law, in multiple languages. We don't have a single phone number but we all apply EU rules.

Why can't the US simply adapt their own regulations to our rules when they want to trade with us? Why does it need an exceptionist process high above the ordinary democratic decision taking where we are asked to surrender our achievements? Things like "Buy America" are unacceptable first place under Free Trade agenda, we don't need a TTIP to make the US trade politicians realise that. Surveillance of the European Council is completely unacceptable, we do not have to make concessions to the US to let them stop unlawful actions. Mass surveillance of citizens and business espionage is equally unacceptable and criminal.

Let's face it, Europe is the more advanced regulator and the larger market. Numerous other nations follow our lead, not only Switzerland and Norway. There is no need for an agreement, on bad terms and conditions.

Investment protections, that is what you put in the agreement when you negotiate with a banana state. We trust our rule of law.

The real issue is that the EPP has not yet made the case what we want from the US. What are the European demands?

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