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European Economic & Social Committee Opinion Supporting the TTIP

“TTIP: A challenge, but also an opportunity, for Europe” The members of the European Economic and Social Committee have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a balanced EESC opinion supporting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations and calling for the benefits of TTIP to be spread evenly among businesses, workers, consumers and the public. The EESC welcomes this partnership project and believes that a balanced agreement could support growth and job creation in the EU. A condition of this endorsement is...

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Opportunity to Participate in SME Focused TTIP Survey

As negotiations towards an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) move forward, the Atlantic Council is conducting research on the prospective impact of this agreement on small and medium-sized enterprises, like yours, in both the United States and European Union. SMEs represent the vast majority of all firms in both the US and EU and account for an outsized proportion of job creation, yet they face significant barriers when attempting to export their goods and services across the Atlantic....

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Press Conference: Conclusion of the 5th TTIP Negotiation Round

EU chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero (right) and US chief negotiator Dan Mullaney (left) held a joint press conference at the U.S. State Department in Washington on May 23, 2014 at the conclusion of the 5th TTIP negotiation round. YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: EU and US Negotiators Meet for 5th Round of Talks on TTIP Albuquerque Journal: EU Ambassador Touts Trade Pact in ABQ Ensuring transparency in EU-US trade talks: EU publishes negotiating positions in five more areas

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble: TTIP is the “most important transatlantic project for the foreseeable future.”

Speech by Wolfgang Schäuble at the Council on Foreign relations in Washington D.C., 11 April 2014. Above and beyond all of the irritations in Germany that the three letters “NSA” stand for, this fact remains true: Like no two other actors on the global stage, the United States and Europe – what we call the Western world – share common values, common strengths, and common interests when it comes to shaping the global order of the 21st century. What conditions do...

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Regulatory Co-operation and Technical Barriers to Trade within Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

A report, authored by the Swedish National Board of Trade, analyzes the differences in regulations and regulatory processes between different sectors between the European Union and the United States, and argues that these regulations should be converged where possible and made more coherent generally on a sectoral basis. Preface of the report A central question in the current trade negotiations between the U.S. and the EU is that of the regulations and requirements that exist for various products to ensure that...

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TTIP Stakeholder Survey 2014: Atlantic Council & Bertelsmann Foundation

In the wake of the recently concluded stock-taking meeting between EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Atlantic Council invite you to participate in a stakeholder survey on your views of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the sticking points in the negotiations. The results will serve as a follow-up to the data presented in our March 2013 publication, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Ambitious, but...

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Negotiators meet for the third round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks

December 17, 2013 -- U.S. and EU teams met today in Washington D.C. for the first day of the third round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiators responsible for services, government procurement, energy and raw materials, sanitary and phytosanitary barriers, intellectual property rights, labor and trade issues, textiles, small- and medium-sized enterprises, regulatory coherence, and sectoral regulatory approaches began their work on Monday, and will hold additional meetings other days this week. You may also be...

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EU & US Conclude Second Round of TTIP Negotiations in Brussels

The EU and US today concluded the second round of week-long negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. A good atmosphere and the active involvement of regulators from both sides meant significant progress was made. “I am glad to see that we are now fully back on track with the EU-US trade talks”, said EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht. “We are making good and steady progress across the broad range of issues we need to tackle to make...

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EU & US to Hold 2nd Round of Trade Negotiations (TTIP) in Brussels on 11-15 November

The EU and the US today announced they will hold a second round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks in Brussels from Monday 11th – Friday 15th November 2013. The week-long round of negotiations replaces the talks originally scheduled for 7th-11th October but which were postponed due to the shutdown of the US government. This round of negotiations will now put the TTIP discussion process fully back on track in terms of the planned negotiation timeline. The...

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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Reinfeldt of Sweden in Joint Press Conference on TTIP

September 04, 2013 | Rosenbad Stockholm, Sweden | 2:45 P.M. CEST PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT:  It’s a great honor and pleasure for me to welcome President Barack Obama to Sweden.  As you all know, this is a historic event -- the first bilateral visit ever by a President of the United States to Sweden. We have had a very constructive meeting.  There are many reasons why the relationship between the United States and Sweden is special.  Many Swedes emigrated to the United States...

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