Alarmists cannot prevail in TTIP negotiations

EU-US trade deal provides for growth and must not be undermined by lack of trust, says Daniel Caspary.

EU-US trade deal provides for growth and must not be undermined by lack of trust, says Daniel Caspary.

“In the seven rounds of negotiations concluded, important progress has been achieved and new challenges have emerged. This is the state of play in the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiations. The public is becoming interested and critical voices are getting louder. The question that we need to ask ourselves now is: do we want to pre-empt the outcome of the negotiations and build up a sense of fear or should we invest in developing a culture of trust?”