TTIP Vote at the European Parliament Postponed

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US. The draft recommendations were adopted in the International Trade (INTA) Committee after lengthy negotiations to find compromise between the political groups.

European MPs were due to vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on Wednesday June 10th. However, the plenary vote was postponed last minute on Tuesday June 9th because there were too many proposed amendments.

The large number of amendments just reflects the fears exhibited by public opinion in some EU member states with respect to the impact of the future agreement on states’ regulation of environment, data-protection, labour and consumer laws.

The state of play of TTIP talks is reported in a short note by the European Parliament Research Service.

(Fabrizio Di Mascio)

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