EU trade policy

Geographical indications in TTIP: a new European controversy
EU trade policy

Geographical indications in TTIP: a new European controversy

[sh_light_text ]The year in EU trade politics started with a row over the risk of lower Geographical Indication (GI) protection of German sausages and Cornish pastry under the planned transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). While some believe GIs are a good reason to bloc TTIP, others think the controversy is a storm in a teacup. By Iana Dreyer.[/sh_light_text]

EU Ombudsman: Commission should “front-load” TTIP transparency, avoid US veto
EU trade policy

EU Ombudsman: Commission should “front-load” TTIP transparency, avoid US veto

[sh_light_text ]The EU Commission published today a raft of documents on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently under negotiation with the United States (US). This move came as the European Ombudsman – or rather ombudswoman – Emily O’Reilly, released her own assessment of Brussels’ transparency moves, calling for more efforts and a structured, proactive approach. …

EU trade policy

In brief: Paper says European parliament not independent from national and corporate interests

In a sharp-tounged piece of commentary, two analysts from the Brussels-based trade policy think tank European Centre for International Political Economy argue the European parliament, with its growing co-decision powers, is not becoming the representative of the interest of European citizens at large as initially envisaged by proponents of the 2009 …

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 …