EU trade policies

EU trade policies

INTA Committee Chief sets ‘red lines’ for TTIP – ahead of EP rentrée

As the European parliament (EP) goes back to work after its summer recess, Bernd Lange, the head of the EP’s international trade committee, made explicit his ‘red lines’ for the ongoing transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiations. He added that he would settle for a much less ambitious trade deal than the one currently …

EU trade policies

Blog: INTA’s Top 5 – Who are they?

[sh_light_text ]The international trade committee (INTA) in the European parliament was fully set up yesterday. The chairman and four vice-chair persons were approved. Who are these MEPs and how do they stand on current trade dossiers, such as TTIP, trade preferences and relations with developing countries, investment protection issues, EU-China relations, …

Analysis: The European Parliament in EU trade policy – its real powers and possible role after the May 25 elections
EU trade policies

Analysis: The European Parliament in EU trade policy – its real powers and possible role after the May 25 elections

[sh_light_text ]The European Parliament (EP) has gained much more power in decision-making on trade policy in the European Union (EU) since the Lisbon Treaty came into force in late 2009. Ghent University’s Lore Van den Putte, Ferdi De Ville and Jan Orbie  have analysed its behaviour and decision-making patterns over …