European parliament welcomes increased TTIP transparency

EU commission has decided to release transatlantic trade deal discussion texts to MEPs.

EU commission has decided to release transatlantic trade deal discussion texts to MEPs.

“The European commission’s proposal to release a large number of the texts from the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) talks to MEPs has been welcomed by parliament’s political groups.

Parliament has been campaigning vigorously for the TTIP negotiations to be more transparent since they were begun by the European commission and EU member states with the US. The commission’s decision has been seen as a step in the right direction by MEPs, but still falling short of fulfilling the goal of several groups in parliament, that being full transparency.”