EU makes pitch for arbitration court to unblock U.S. trade talks

“BRUSSELS, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The European Union’s trade chief outlined a plan on Wednesday for a new European court system to settle trade disputes, aiming to unblock negotiations with the United States and achieve the world’s biggest free-trade agreement.
Fears that U.S. multinationals could use private arbitration rules in the proposed trade pact to challenge European food and environmental laws have overshadowed a transatlantic project meant to ease business and compete with China’s economic might. (…)”