European Commissioners calling the adoption of the TTIP trade agreement a ‘no-brainer’ is not conducive to the honest debate on the EU-US free trade agreement that is needed, argue Ferdi De Ville and Gabriel Siles-Brügge. European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and European Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill have written that concluding the Transatlantic Trade and […]
An unhealthy partnership?
MPs have just had a bitterly divided debate on what the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will mean for the NHS. Neil Perkins and Jonathan Hammond consider the evidence. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade deal currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. If TTIP goes ahead, […]
TTIP could generate a ‘race to the top’
Far from creating an expanded free trade area in which anything goes, as critics claim, the TTIP is more likely to raise international standards through a regulatory ‘race to the top’, argues Patricia Garcia-Duran Huet. As part of Manchester Policy Week, policy@manchester will host a debate on the pros and cons of TTIP in Manchester […]