Post Tagged with: "transatlantic trade and investment partnership"

EU-US Free Trade Zone ‘Deeply Problematic’ Without Developing Economies

EU-US Free Trade Zone ‘Deeply Problematic’ Without Developing Economies

May 20, 2014 at 9:48 am

RIA NOVOSTI 05/20/14 NEW YORK, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – It is “deeply problematic” for the EU and the US to promote a free trade zone deal that eschews big developing economies, according to a legislation expert for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby group. Supporters of […]

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TTIP Will Only Be to The Benefit of Industries

TTIP Will Only Be to The Benefit of Industries

May 19, 2014 at 10:27 am

RUSSIA TODAY 05/19/14 Most of the working groups involved in trade negotiations are represented by industries and such biased approaches raise concerns over access and the transparency of the whole process, Michael Shank from Friends Committee on National Legislation told RT. “If you want to be a part of the […]

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Can TTIP Live up to its Promises?

Can TTIP Live up to its Promises?

May 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm

ATLANTIC 05/09/14 By Neil Thompson The Friedrich-Ebert Foundation invited two opposing speakers to debate the merits of TTIP. An important point to come out of the argument was both agreed it should not be set in stone once signed. It is meant to be a living document, subject to a […]

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Tea Party, Progressives Unite on Fast-Track Trade Authority

Tea Party, Progressives Unite on Fast-Track Trade Authority

November 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/13/13 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, November 13, 2013 — With the Tea Party coming out hard against President Obama’s trade agenda, there may be some synergy among conservatives and progressives in tackling this year’s hottest transnational conflict. Outspoken critic of the Obama trade agenda and Washington Times Communities […]

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Creating Just Jobs Around the World

Creating Just Jobs Around the World

October 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 10/31/13 By Michael Shank and Sabina Dewan One of the biggest drivers of inequality is a lack of jobs. But not just any jobs, just jobs, ones that come with appropriate wages, rights, protections such as healthcare and pensions and opportunities for economic mobility. As […]

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Congress Needs to be Involved in Trade Talks

Congress Needs to be Involved in Trade Talks

July 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

THE HILL 07/11/13 By Michael Shank, Ph.D. With 150 negotiators in 24 working groups descending on Washington D.C. this week to take part in the first round of US-EU trade talks, and with the joint EU-US High Level Working Group saying that “ambitious outcomes” should be sought for the areas […]

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The Big Problems in Obama’s Big Trade Deals

The Big Problems in Obama’s Big Trade Deals

July 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/08/13 By Michael Shank Framed as the biggest trade deal in the history of the world, trade representatives from the United States and the European Union meet in Washington this week to begin transatlantic trade talks. This is one of two major trade deals on […]

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What Trans-Pacific and U.S.-EU Trade Partnerships Must Tackle: Jobs

What Trans-Pacific and U.S.-EU Trade Partnerships Must Tackle: Jobs

June 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

HUFFINGTON POST 06/13/13 By Michael Shank and Sabina Dewan A high-level panel appointed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon released its recommendations last month for a global development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015 and when approximately one billion people will still […]

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