EU forced to rethink TTIP investment clause

“Strasbourg, France (dpa) – The European Union will review a contested investor dispute mechanism in its free trade negotiations with the United States, the bloc‘s executive announced Tuesday, after analyzing almost 150,000 responses to a public consultation.

If approved, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would create the world‘s largest free trade zone and possibly help revive the EU‘s flagging economy. But the deal has faced criticism and progress has been slow. (…)”