TTIP and beyond

Trade in global and local politics






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



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



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



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



Conclusions by Ska Keller, Green MEP in the Trade Committee