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TTIP and beyond: Trade in global and local politics

Event
Public conference
Date
1 July 2015 from 09:00 to 12:30
Place
European Parliament Brussels
Room PHS 3C50
01.07.2015

9:00    

Welcome by Yannick Jadot, Greens/EFA Coordinator on trade policy

Moderator Philippe Lamberts, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group,    
introducing the three panels to explore TTIP - some popular myths

9:20 

Panel 1: "TTIP will contain China and tie the US to Europe"

    • Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director, Madariaga College of Europe Foundation
    • Denis Redonnet, European Commission, DG Trade
    • Melinda St.Louis, Public Citizen, USA

    Floor debate

    10:20    

    Panel 2: "TTIP is good for jobs and SMEs"

    • Thea Lee, AFL/CIO
    • Hans-Jürgen Völz, Federal Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises (BVMW), Germany
    • Peter Chase, US Chamber of Commerce, Brussels

    Floor debate

    11:20 

    Panel 3: "TTIP will create a gold standard for global trade"

    • Chiara Giovannini, European Consumer Voice in Standardisation (ANEC)
    • Sharon Treat, Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, USA
    • Sanya Reid-Smith, Third World Network, Geneva

    Floor debate

    12:20    

    Conclusions by Ska Keller, Green MEP in the Trade Committee

    More information:

    Catherine Olier

    Tax Justice Campaigner
    Tel. Brussels +32-28-44008