01 July 2015

TTIP and beyond- trade in global and local politics

Conference on July 1 in the European Parliament, with invited US guests. Register here

Registration for this event is now closed. 

Internal Interpretation available in FR EN DE ES FI HU BG SL LT IT .

Livestreaming available here.


9:00 Welcome by Yannick Jadot, Greens/EFA Coordinator on trade policy

Moderator Philippe Lamberts, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group, introducing the three panels to explore TTIP - some popular myths

9:20 Panel 1: "TTIP will contain China and tie the US to Europe"

Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director, Madriaga College of Europe Foundation

Denis Redonnet, DG Trade, European Commission

Melinda St.Louis, Public Citizen, USA

Floor debate

10:20 Panel 2: "TTIP is good for jobs and SMEs"

Thea Lee, AFL/CIO, USA

Hans-Jürgen VölzFederal Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises (BVMW), Germany.

Peter Chase, US Chamber of Commerce, Brussels       

Floor debate

11:20  Panel 3: "TTIP will create a gold standard for global trade"

Chiara Giovannini, Senior Manager Policy/Innovation, European Consumer Voice in Standardisation (ANEC)

Sharon Treat, Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, USA

Sanya Reid-Smith, Third World Network, Geneva

Floor debate

12:20 Conclusions by Ska Keller, Green MEP in the EP Trade Committee

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