North America

Agriculture United States & TTIP

Agriculture: EU top aim is recognition all EU member’s sanitary standards abroad, Malmström says

In a speech on agriculture and EU trade policy on 26 January, Cecilia Malmstöm said that one of the key priorities for the EU Commission to have its 28 national sanitary inspection regimes equally in international trade agreements. Though the EU has identical standards across the EU, inspections are undertaken …

Digital Mobility United States & TTIP

TTIP: ICT and transport infrastructure providers lobby against ‘IEEE-fication’ of intellectual property

EU ICT and transport infrastructure providers have launched a new pressure group ‘IP Europe’ that aims to fight against US American court and legislative trends that deny companies intellectual property injunctions on the ground that these are ‘standard essential patents’ with a ‘fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory’ licensing commitment. The matter …

EU trade policy United States & TTIP

EPP chief Manfred Weber calls on Netherlands Presidency to make progress on TTIP, trade

After the Netherland’s Prime Minister presented his priorities for his country’s EU presidency in the coming six months in today’s Plenary meeting the centre-right EPP group’s chief Manfred Weber called on Mark Rutte to prioritise the transatlantic TTIP and TiSA negotiations. “We need this agreement”, referring to TTIP.   The …

Germany United States & TTIP

TTIP: German week for Commissioner Malmström

The Commission is investing political energy into wooing Germany into supporting TTIP. Today, trade Commissioner Malmström is in Karlsruhe, talking at an event hosted by the regional chamber of commerce of Baden Württemberg, one of Germany’s economic powerhouses. There hailed the advantages of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership agreement …