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Germany: how minority groups have come to dominate the public debate on TTIP
Internal EU politics United States & TTIP

Germany: how minority groups have come to dominate the public debate on TTIP

Origin of the graph: Matthias Bauer, ECIPE.   Has Germany’s public debate on TTIP been hijacked by two minority political parties? At least some evidence is now emerging that the discussion on the transatlantic treaty has been distorted by a highly active network of ‘civil society’ groups gravitating around the …

Japan sets out post Brexit wish-list
Brexit Japan

Japan sets out post Brexit wish-list

The Japanese government very unhappy the United Kingdom for its decision to leave the European Union after last June’s referendum to that end. Tokyo has asked both parties to keep the UK’s economy as highly integrated as possible with the Single Market in their forthcoming Brexit negotiations.   A frank and stern document released during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, …

Analysis: TTIP talks won’t stop – but EU political forces are aligning ahead of 2016 deadline
EU trade policy United States & TTIP

Analysis: TTIP talks won’t stop – but EU political forces are aligning ahead of 2016 deadline

What is going on? This the most frequent question one reads and hears after German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel stated that TTIP negotiations had in effect failed, and after on Tuesday (30 August) French secretary of state in charge of trade Matthias Fekl announced that he wanted to see the TTIP negotiations …

“Full stop” to TTIP talks – translation and transcript of Matthias Fekl interview
EU trade policy United States & TTIP

“Full stop” to TTIP talks – translation and transcript of Matthias Fekl interview

After Sigmar Gabriel’s shock statements about the state of the TTIP negotiations, France has weighed in with its Secretary of State’s announcement this morning (30 August 2016) on French television that Paris wants a full halt to the talks. Full details – an nuances – in the full English translation of the interview …