EU trade policy

EU trade policy

In brief: TTIP transparency boost

On 3 December, the EU commission will propose a series of measures to increase the transparency of the current transatlantic trade and investment parthership (TTIP) negotiations to the European parliament.   The type of measures expected to be proposed by the EU commission are based on two pillars: extending access to TTIP texts to all members of the European …

After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP
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After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP

After European trade commissioner Malmström’s visit to Berlin on Monday, the likelihood that the Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) finalised last September will be derailed because of German opposition to its investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses appears extremely low. So are the odds that Germany will oppose ISDS in the ongoing transatlantic trade and investment partnership …

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Blog: Member states publish TTIP negotiating mandate

Today the 28 members of the council of the EU agreed to declassify the mandate they gave to the EU commission last year to negotiate TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) with the United States.   Its content offers few surprises, but the paragraphs on investor protection involving investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) reveal member states …