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United States & TTIP

Macron says TTIP “is not dead”, but it’s no good to finalise talks in a few months’ time

At a gathering organised by Politico in Brussels Emmanuel Macron said what French politicians never say: that international trade and TTIP are good. “In principle TTIP is a good thing for Europe. Trade is one of the engines for growth”. Macron also reiterated Paris’ high reluctance to finalise ongoing TTIP …

CETA Germany

CETA: Canada Trade Minister Freeland starts promotion tour in Germany – Sigmar Gabriel says it’s an “excellent benchmark for TTIP” – political crisis around visas

Berlin has been the first stop of Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s current trade minister on a roadshow trip in Europe to bring forward the ratification process of the Canada-EU CETA trade agreement. The minister will be Brussels next week, including to meet the EU Parliament. Canada wants to see the deal …

United States & TTIP

Commission’s Demarty tells French national assembly GI pillar in TTIP would be not “as good” as with Canada

During a hearing at the French National Assembly on Tuesday (5 April) in Paris, the EU Commission’s Director General for Trade Jean-Luc Demarty told members of the legislative body’s committee on European affairs that the EU was intending to conclude TTIP negotiations under the Obama administration, provided that the deal …