The implications of TTIP

What factors should the European Commission consider in order to make TTIP work for everyone? 

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29 April 2015: The implications of TTIP by Ecfr on Mixcloud


Colin Crouch, Emeritus Profressor, Warwick Univserity 

Josef Janning, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR 

Chaired by

Hans Kundnani, Research Director, ECFR 

Supporters of TTIP argue that it will stimulate growth and employment in Europe, reinforce the significance of the European market for the US economy and bind the United States to norms and standards negotiated with the EU, thus balancing the strategic scope of Washington’s ‘pivot’ to Asia. But critics argue that it threatens democracy and services and opposition is increasing in EU member states such as Germany, France and the UK.


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What factors should the European Commission consider in order to make the TTIP work for everyone without fostering anti-EU and anti-trade sentiments? Could TTIP be ‘post-democracy in its purest form’ as described by Colin Crouch?

During this event, Josef Janning presented the policy brief he co-authored for ECFR, A Fresh Start for TTIP.

Colin Crouch is an Emeritus Professor at Warwick University and the author of Post-Democracy (Polity, 2004).

Josef Janning is a Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR.

Hans Kundnani is Research Director at ECFR.