MEP support falters for trade deal

European Parliament's second-largest bloc bickers over EU-US trade as vote looms.

European Parliament's second-largest bloc bickers over EU-US trade as vote looms.

“An intra-party battle over a controversial provision of the EU-US trade agreement threatens to undo fragile support for the deal in the European Parliament.

With only a few days remaining before the Parliament’s June 10 vote on whether to approve the EU’s position on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), members of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D), the second largest group in the assembly, are wrestling over their position. (…)”