US elections: EU puts TTIP in the freezer, TDI agreement possible within 2016

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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, in charge of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade agreement between USA and EU, attends a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, 09 November 2016.

As Trump’s Administration picks remain unknown, TTIP’s future is in the dark says the EU trade Commissioner, even though TPP and NAFTA renegotiations monopolised the debate on the other side of the Atlantic ocean.


EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom appeared rather pessimistic about the future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

In fact, Malmstrom tried to change the conversation to Ecuador joining the EU-Colombia/Peru trade agreement in order to avoid the uncomfortable discussion about the EU-US transatlantic trade agreement (TTIP), which looks like it is about to enter a dark and difficult phase.

As Brussels awaits for the US President-elect Donald Trump to make publi...


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