TTIP Leaks - Nothing New, No Revelations

TTIP Leaks - Nothing New, No Revelations

Earlier this month Greenpeace published a series of previously unreleased documents relating to the negotiations for the EU-US free trade agreement. Despite what many may think this 280 page release of documents was nothing shocking, it reaffirmed the negotiating positions of both the EU that are widely available from the Commission and it put on paper the US position on specific issues, which MEPs and MPs have been able to see for a long time via reading rooms. 

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Breathing Confidence into Transatlantic Data

Breathing Confidence into Transatlantic Data

This February saw the EU & US take a leap forward in strengthening transatlantic digital and data relations by signing two new agreements, the Data Privacy Shield and the Judicial Redress Act. Both pieces of legislation aim to provide a legal foundation and basis for individuals and businesses to trade, work and exchange information.

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McClarkin hosts business breakfast with UK Trade Minister & US negotiator

Emma McClarkin, Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands region in the UK, last week hosted a TTIP roundtable breakfast with businesses from across her constituency in the East Midlands.  The event was attended by the UK Trade Minister Lord Francis Maude, Christina Sevilla, the lead US negotiator for SMEs in TTIP, and Ian Harrison, regional director for UK Trade and Investment, East Midlands.

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Trade MEP talks TTIP with American Counterparts

Trade MEP talks TTIP with American Counterparts

Emma McClarkin, East Midlands Conservative MEP and Conservative Party spokesman for trade in the European Parliament, has this week travelled to Washington DC where she met with top U.S. officials to discuss pending trade deals, in particular the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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