Upcoming Event: “TTIP – Addressing the criticism and looking ahead”

Thursday, 11 December 2014

12.00-14.00hFoto Container
Venue: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels

About the event

When announcing the launch of negotiations between the EU and the US on a comprehensive free trade agreement – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – European and American policy-makers had the ambition to conclude the negotiations by the end of 2014. However, growing criticism and opposition to the agreement as a whole and to certain aspects of the negotiations have underlined how ambitious this target was in the first place.

In view of the increasing criticism from across the political spectrum, the European Council has finally allowed the publication of the negotiation mandate as well as to open a public consultation on Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanisms.

This event aims at discussing the progress in negotiating what would become the biggest ever concluded free trade agreement and to shed light on the challenges ahead.

Welcome
Hans Stein,
Director International Political Dialogue, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Opening remarks
Cecilia Malmström,
European Commissioner for Trade

Speakers
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué,
Minister of Finance (ret.), Saxony-Anhalt, Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Magdeburg, Vice President, Board of Directors, Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Marietje Schaake MEP, Member of the Committee on International Trade, Member of the Delegation for relations with the United States

Ken Levinson, Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association

Louisa Santos, Director of International Affairs, BUSINESSEUROPE

Moderation
Pieter Cleppe,
Head of Brussels Office, Open Europe

Kindly register by e-mail by 4 December 2014 at http://tinyurl.com/FNF-TTIP or email to register.brussels@fnst.org

Please indicate your organisation/institution. Please note that due to system restrictions we are unable to confirm registrations.

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Photo credits: flickr.com/thomashawk