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Friday, 17 October 2014

UK, EU, US: TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership); TTIP Negotiating Mandate Made Public; Transparency Issues

The TTIP needs much more close analysis (The Independent)

Transparency issues (Euro Observer)

Update, George Monbiot, The Guardian 5 November

TTIP negotiating mandate made public, De Gucht delighted

    The Council of the EU published the negotiating directives on the EU-US trade talks (TTIP). The decision "further underlines our commitment to transparency", says EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht.
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TTIP: ’I’m delighted that EU governments decided to make the TTIP negotiating mandate public’ – says EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht

The Council of the EU today published the negotiating directives for talks on an EU-US trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships (TTIP). Commenting, European Commissioner Karel de Gucht said:

"I'm delighted EU governments have chosen today to make the TTIP negotiating mandate public – something I've been encouraging them to do for a long time. It further underlines our commitment to transparency as we pursue the negotiations. And it allows everyone to see precisely how the EU wants this deal to work, so it contributes to economic growth and jobs' creation across Europe while keeping our commitment to maintain high level of protection for the environment, health, safety, consumers, data privacy, or any other public policy goal."

The European Commission is negotiating the agreement on the basis of negotiating directives issued by the Council in June 2013. It consults governments, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and civil society throughout the process. The talks started in July 2013 and seven rounds of negotiations have been completed so far.

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