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EU-US trade talks have lost support in France: official

Paris - An ambitious EU-US free-trade agreement no longer enjoys political support in France, the country's junior trade minister said Wednesday, while conceding that Paris could not block the talks."The (European) Commission has the perfect right...

EU won't sacrifice food safety for U.S. trade deal: German minister

Berlin - The EU won't sacrifice its high food safety standards for better US auto market access in a transatlantic trade deal being negotiated, a German minister said Friday.

France says EU-US trade pact talks likely to stop

Paris - Negotiations for a vast US-EU trade pact, which aims to create a free-trade zone covering 850 million people, are likely to grind to a halt because of Washington's reluctance to make concessions, a top French trade official warned Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Leaked TTIP documents confirm fears of many critics

A 248-page leak of negotiating documents for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) confirms many of the fears of critics about the proposed trade deal.

Op-Ed: The rows at the heart of the TTIP

Bruxelles - Will the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States ever see the light of day?

Thousands demonstrate in Berlin against EU-US free trade deal

Berlin - Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Saturday in the German capital against the massive free-trade accord being negotiated by the European Union and the United States.

Fearing loss of TTIP deal, car industry buried U.S. safety report

The auto industry is accused of withholding a report showing U.S. cars are not as safe as European vehicles, for fear that the findings would scuttle the drive to unify safety standards as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal.

WikiLeaks raise reward funds for info on U.S.-EU trade deal

London - WikiLeaks on Tuesday launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise a 100,000 euro ($110,000) reward for anyone leaking insider information on a proposed free-trade deal between the United States and European Union.

Op-Ed: Let's talk Turkey and the TTIP

Ankara - As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU takes shape, Turkey must play smart to avoid a major loss.

EU's Malmstroem pleads for support in US trade deal fight

Brussels - The EU's top trade official urged European governments to "do more" to defend a controversial free trade deal between the US and European Union that has faced fierce hostility in key countries, especially Germany.

EU, U.S. look for 'fresh start' in trade talks

Brussels - U.S. negotiators travel to EU headquarters in Brussels Monday to jumpstart talks on the world's biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition.

Op-Ed: TTIP will allow corporations to sue governments for millions

Free Trade agreements are in many respects less about free trade than providing rights for corporations that transcend national laws. The TTIP provides a case in point but NAFTA and CETA have similar purposes.

German stumbling block to transatlantic trade talks

Frankfurt - German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned the EU Commission in Brussels that Berlin may withhold its approval of landmark EU-US trade talks over a contentious arbitration mechanism.

Op-Ed: Ukraine and the TTIP

Kiev - The Ukraine crisis should be seen in the context of a continued expansion of the EU as former Soviet satellite countries join the EU and NATO as well. However the process is also an extension of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP).

U.S.-EU trade talks 'on track' but tough hurdles ahead

Washington - U.S.-EU talks on a transatlantic free trade zone are moving ahead but still face their toughest challenge, cutting back regulatory differences, Europe's top negotiator Karel de Gucht said Tuesday.

US-EU trade talks 'on track' but tough barriers ahead

Washington - US-EU talks on a transatlantic free trade zone are moving ahead but still face their toughest challenge, cutting back regulatory differences, Europe's top negotiator Karel de Gucht said Tuesday.Eight months into negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade ...
 

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