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ISDS decision delayed to end of TTIP talks

The European Union won’t decide whether to include the investor- state-dispute-settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) until the “final phase of the negotiations” with the … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mogherini pushes Kerry for energy chapter in TTIP

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini yesterday (3 December) pushed for the inclusion of an energy chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during talks with US … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

US multinationals could sue EU governments through CETA

American multinationals could use investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the European Union-Canada trade deal to sue EU governments in costly legal battles that could stymie policymaking, campaigners have warned. Corporations … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Financial services off the table at next round of TTIP talks

Financial services will remain off the negotiating table in the next round of talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to a leaked draft of the European … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Entrepreneurs picking Silicon Valley over EU, says Barroso

European digital entrepreneurs are moving to Silicon Valley rather than set up their business in the EU, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso today (22 May) told delegates at the Lisbon … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Entrepreneurs picking Silicon Valley over EU, says Barroso

European digital entrepreneurs are moving to Silicon Valley rather than set up their business in the EU, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso today (22 May) told delegates at the Lisbon … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

US advises Ukraine ahead of winter gas subsidy cuts

Ukraine’s generous energy subsidies could be cut before winter as part of the international effort to wean the crisis-hit country off Russian gas and introduce economic reforms, a high-ranking US … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

EU-US clash over financial services in TTIP

The US Ambassador to the EU told the European Commissioner for Trade today (15 May) that there is hardly any chance that financial services will be included in a future Transatlantic … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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