ALDE seminar: For a smart Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)


ALDE Seminar

'The global impact of TTIP: geopolitics and trade politics'

June 3, 2015, 13:30-16:00 European Parliament, Room JAN 4Q1 Please register here Live stream: The EU and the US together make up almost 50 per cent of global GDP and account for a third of global trade. But the impact of closer cooperation can go beyond just economic gains. A smart Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should have crucial geopolitical effect. TTIP could set global standards before other, soon larger, economies do so. To strengthen rules-based trade and our quality-of-life values on issues like health, food safety, labour laws and environment, we must act now. Diversifying our exports and globally strengthening rules-based trade is important for the EU, which is heavily dependent on exports. Additionally, an energy chapter will help the EU become independent of imports from countries such as Russia and Saudi Arabia. Introduction - Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE Group Leader The Geopolitical aspect of TTIP - Cecilia Malmström, EU Trade Commissioner - Anthony Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to the EU The interaction between TTIP and other trade negotiations Moderator: Marietje Schaake, ALDE TTIP spokesperson Panel: - Dan Hamilton, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - Angela Stanzel, European Council on Foreign Relations - Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, European Center For International Political Economy - Koen Berden, ECORYS Interpretation will be provided in English and French. The event will be live streamed at  
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