Sinking TTIP

EPA/Patrick Seeger

Martin Schulz’s intends to stay as speaker of the Parliament


Negotiations around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, could well be at risk because of Martin Schulz’s intention to breach his promise and stay as speaker of the EU Parliament until the end of the current mandate.
Under an agreement between the major formations, the European Peoples’ Party and the Socialists, Presidents of EU Parliament serve two-and-a-half-year terms, renewable only onc...


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