EU trade policies

EU trade policies

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 policies

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 …

After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP
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After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP

After European trade commissioner Malmström’s visit to Berlin on Monday, the likelihood that the Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) finalised last September will be derailed because of German opposition to its investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses appears extremely low. So are the odds that Germany will oppose ISDS in the ongoing transatlantic trade and investment partnership …