Geneva, 18 October 2016 - What's the problem with TTIP?
Cerainly, the outlook for negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is in real doubt.
The looming deadline of the US presidential elections makes a rapid agreement before the end of the year unlikely. At the same time, the signing of a bilateral agreement between the EU and Canada, CETA, set for the end of October has reinforced the mobilisation of a strong opposition, particularly in certain member states, seeking the suspension of Europe’s trade opening projects.
While EU trade ministers recently voted to continue negotiating the agreement, debate rages on about TTIP’s goals and expected benefits, and about the legitimate fears it generates. This event debates how bilateral discussions are likely to move forward, and assesses the prospects for an ambitious trade agreement with anti-globalisation protests growing on both sides of the Atlantic.
Philippe BURRIN, Director, The Graduate Institute Geneva
Pascal LAMY, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute
Richard BALDWIN, Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute Geneva
TTIP in the big picture of global trade
Joost PAUWELYN, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute Geneva
The ISDS conundrum
Pierre DEFRAIGNE, Executive Director, Maradiaga - College of Europe Foundation
Sorin MOISĂ, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the INTA Committee
Why do we need a trade policy?
Elvire FABRY, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute