TTIP and German opinion's legitimate fears
Germany is one of the member states in which public opinion is the most sceptical towards the Transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiations launched over two and a half years ago. Regulatory cooperation and the question of investor-state dispute settlement are notable areas of public worry.
This synthesis written by Elvire Fabry, senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, takes the principal elements of the debate organised in the German capital on 28 September 2015 by our office in Germany, the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, in order to shed light on the objectives pursued by the EU, the methods used and the conditions for democratic control.
The debate was attended in particular by Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Minister for Economic
Affairs and Energy, Matthias Fekl, the French Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, and Pascal
Lamy, the former Director-General of the WTO and current President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors
Institute, along with representatives of the European Commission and Parliament and experts in trade policy, international public law and investment.
This synthesis has also been published in French and German.
A video with the most important moments of the event is available on our Youtube channel.
A German version of this video is also available.