Medium: EPP Group

CETA: sharing values, shaping growth

„The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA) got the green light today from the Members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee who gave their consent to the ratification of CETA. (…)“

Conflict Minerals: we need an integrated EU approach

„Breaking the link between mineral extraction and trade and the financing of armed conflicts is the aim of a European Parliament Report drafted by Iuliu Winkler MEP on self-certification of importers of minerals and metals originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The European Parliament today voted to start an informal trilogue with its co-legislators without… Read more »

EPP launches Trade Ministerial Meeting; TTIP tops the agenda

„Today the European People’s Party (EPP) held its first gathering of EPP Ministers responsible for trade, just ahead of the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on Trade. Going forward, this meeting will be co-chaired by Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and by Daniel Caspary, German MEP and EPP Group Spokesman… Read more »

ISDS: EPP Group calls for Investment Protection 2.0

„The EPP Group welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to modernise the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism, making it more transparent and impartial. The proposal presented today by Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is a step in the right direction, in particular for the on-going negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The EPP… Read more »

Trust in Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership must prevail

„Seven rounds of negotiations concluded in one year and four months, important progress achieved, and new challenges to tackle. This is the state of play in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. The public is getting interested and critical voices are getting louder. The question that we need to ask ourselves now is:… Read more »

EU commitments to Ukraine cannot be delayed

„MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis, European Parliament (EP) Rapporteur on EU-Ukraine trade relations, warned of the negative consequences if the European Parliament were to delay the legislative process and fast-track procedure on the extension of the EU’s autonomous trade measures (ATMs) to Ukraine.“

Towards an EU-US Free Trade Agreement

„In his State of the Union address of 13 February 2013, President Obama’s call for a comprehensive trade and investment agreement between the United States and the European Union created a wave of optimism on both sides of the Atlantic. In fact, the declaration itself can be considered as an achievement as talks have been… Read more »