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Monthly Briefing: After TPP – the making of trade rules for data flows

By Martina Francesca Ferracane, Policy Analyst, European Centre for International Political Economy. Contact:   In April 2016, the EU adopted its new data protection regulation. With the Privacy Shield, the successor agreement to the Safe Harbour between the EU and the US regulating personal data flows to the United …

In-depth briefings Investment United States & TTIP

Monthly Briefing: Investment protection chapters in EU trade agreements – What lies ahead for TTIP

This brief analyses how investment protection provisions in EU trade agreements have evolved since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in late 2009 right up to the EU’s November 2015 proposal to the United States in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. The text …

In-depth briefings United States & TTIP

Monthly briefing: Can TTIP meet TPP? The EU’s labour and environment chapters in its FTAs

“We’ve worked with our TPP parties to raise labor and environmental standards …. and there’s no reason we can’t do that with the EU and take it even further, whether it’s on human trafficking or wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illegal fishing, protections against the worst forms of child labor. There …