2015: A Make or Break Year?
2015 promises to be a pivotal year for the TTIP negotiations, and global trade generally. After a (hopefully) restful holiday season, a new Congress is coming to a snow-covered Washington today — and the European Union is returning to work in Brussels to outline its goals for 2015. Trade is high on both agenda, as it should be.
Difficult election campaigns in Greece, Spain, the UK and (next year) the United States mean that significant progress towards TTIP is necessary should it see the light of day in the near future.
Winning over public opinion will be among the most important tasks in the year ahead. The graph to the right shows widespread public support for TTIP across Europe according to the latest Eurobarometer polls, but also highlights where more effort is needed — chiefly in Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg.As always, TTIP Action will be here to help provide the latest news and analysis, and positive pressure on the negotiating teams to keep up the momentum.
We’re also working on a number of in-house research projects to help make the case for an agreement and how it could help both the EU and the US economically and geopolitically. Here’s to an ambitious and successful year ahead. We’re looking forward to working with all of you!
This content is courtesy of the Atlantic Council