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Former Ambassadors Support TTIP, TPA In Letter To Congressional Leadership

  "As senior officials in the transatlantic relationship, former US Ambassadors to European countries, the European Union, and NATO who served under Republican and Democratic administrations, each of us has witnessed first-hand the tremendous diplomatic, economic, and security benefits that transatlantic relations bring the United States." - 17 former US Ambassadors In their letter to Congress, the former Ambassadors urge the lawmakers to pass the new TPA bill and push for a quick and successful completion of TTIP. The Ambassadors argue...

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European Commission: TTIP Round 9 – Final Day

“This week we have also stepped up our work in the rules area. We consider that an important element of TTIP should be the development of rules, not only to govern our bilateral trade relationship, but also to contribute to global rules and standards in areas such as competition, energy and raw materials or sustainable development, to name a few.” – EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero The Chief Negotiator for the European Union, Ignacio Garcia Bercero, outlined the...

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European Commission: TTIP Round 9 – Final Day Press Conference

"This week we have also stepped up our work in the rules area. We consider that an important element of TTIP should be the development of rules, not only to govern our bilateral trade relationship, but also to contribute to global rules and standards in areas such as competition, energy and raw materials or sustainable development, to name a few." - EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero   The Chief Negotiator for the European Union, Ignacio Garcia Bercero, outlined...

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EU Commission report shows that SMEs stand to make significant gains from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US

Brussels, 20 April 2015 -- The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has significant potential for small and medium sized enterprises, according to a report released in Brussels today. It presents the results of a survey of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) carried out in 2014 on challenges they face when exporting to the United States. It also uses newly available data to look at the scale of exports by EU SMEs to the United States. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner...

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European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative

Brussels, 07 January 2015 The European Commission today published a raft of texts setting outEU proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it is negotiating with the US. This is the first time the Commission has made public such proposals in bilateral trade talks and reflects its commitment to greater transparency in the negotiations. 'I'm delighted that we can start the new year by clearly demonstrating through our actions the commitment we made to greater transparency...

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TTIP “fresh start” means more clarity, debate, and realism, Malmström tells MEPs

The “fresh start” to the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks includes more transparency, to show EU citizens “what’s in there for them”, stepping up civil society involvement in the talks, and “ambitious and realistic” goals for EU access to the US goods, services and public procurement markets, EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told the International Trade Committee on Wednesday. Ms Malmströmreassured MEPs that the Commission had already started publishing previously restricted TTIP talks documents, as promised...

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Commission to further boost TTIP transparency

The European Commission today discussed ways of making the on-going talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US more transparent, and how to make more and better information about the ongoing negotiations available to citizens. This is part of the Juncker Commission’s overall priority to improve transparency and reflects the ‘fresh start’ on TTIP that EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström recently announced. 'TTIP is an immensely important agreement,' said Commissioner Malmström, 'with huge potential...

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Report of the Seventh Round of TTIP Negotiations

"Both sides also agreed on the importance of further strengthening outreach to SME's to familiarize them with the opportunities of TTIP negotiations and get further input on their specific concerns." The European Commission published a report outlining the accomplishments of the seventh round of TTIP negotiations which took place from September 29 to October 3 in Washington DC. The report summarizes key decisions in every negotiating area, calling for further outreach to SMEs to better communicate their opportunities in TTIP...

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Hearings in Brussels, TTIP Discussions in Washington

There is a lot going on this week with regards to trade, and TTIP in particular on both sides of the Atlantic. Yesterday, the European Parliament continued its hearings, interviewing Lord Jonathan Hill, Commissioner- elect for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. Lord Hill failed to convince members of Parliament and has been recalled for a second hearing. Today’s hearings started with Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner – designate for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs.     Hearings are scheduled to proceed...

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Protecting public services in TTIP and other EU trade agreements

In the EU, public services such as healthcare and education are amongst the best in the world. They play a special role which Europeans value, and which EU law recognises. For that reason the EU, and individual EU countries, are required to protect public services in any new laws or policies they adopt - including EU-wide trade agreements with countries outside Europe. So all EU trade deals provide three important guarantees for public services – on regulation, monopolies and so-called 'national...

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