Author: Iana Dreyer

TTIP Round 14 held under the shadow of Brexit, leaving out services
Brexit United States & TTIP

TTIP Round 14 held under the shadow of Brexit, leaving out services

The EU and the US are holding a fourteenth round of TTIP negotiations. Few expect significant breakthroughs in the now three-year-old talks. Negotiations are deadlocked over bread-and-butter market access issues in agriculture, services, and procurement. Fundamental disagreements persist on rules on investment or on intellectual property rights (geographical indications). The UK’s …

CETA: Commission caves in to member state political pressure, declares deal is ‘mixed’
CETA EU trade politics

CETA: Commission caves in to member state political pressure, declares deal is ‘mixed’

The Commission’s intentions to declare CETA an EU-only agreement, loudly announced last week by President Jean-Claude Juncker, have backfired. Amidst a pushback from powerful member states, including France and Germany, the Commission has decided to declare CETA “mixed” and prioritised its coming into force provisionally as early as possible.   …