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Rappler's latest stories on TTIP


Obama, Merkel see 'no return' to pre-globalized world

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:41 AM

Their joint article comes as Obama s successor Donald Trump has pledged to rip up existing trade deals and assume a more protectionist course for the world s top economy

FORWARD. In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk during a welcoming ceremony upon arrival at the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, on April 24, 2016 where they meet for bilateral talks. Odd Andersen/AFP

Belgium drama over, EU and Canada to sign trade deal

Oct 29, 2016 - 8:47 AM

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement removes 99 of customs duties between the two sides linking the single EU market of 500 million people with the world s 10th largest economy

MARATHON TALKS. Members of the Wallon parliament attend a plenary session in Namur during a debate on the CETA (EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) on October 28, 2016. Photo by Bruno Fahy/AFP

Belgium plans new talks to break EU-Canada trade deadlock

Oct 27, 2016 - 10:46 AM

The stakes are high amid warnings that the EU s international standing will suffer further if 7 years of trade negotiations go to waste because of internal Belgian politics

Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders (C) speaks to the press as he arrives for a third meeting of the consultative committee with ministers of the Federal government, the regional governments and the community governments, in Brussels on October 26, 2016. Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga/AFP

Belgium's Wallonia misses EU 'ultimatum' on Canada trade pact

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:20 AM

A Brussels summit to seal a landmark EU Canada trade deal is still possible this week European Council President Donald Tusk says even though Belgium cannot give its approval

NO TO FREE TRADE DEAL. A demonstrator holds a poster reading 'Stop TTIP - Stop CETA' ahead of an emergency meeting of all Belgium federal entities on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels on October 24, 2016. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Canada-EU failure signals more bad news for free trade deals

Oct 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Now the enthusiasm for breaking down borders appears to be fizzling out

NO DEAL. This file photo taken on September 20, 2016 shows a man holding a placard depicting a no entry sign with the TTIP and CETA logos, during a demonstration outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States. John Thys/AFP

No EU-US free trade deal before Obama leaves office – EU

Sep 23, 2016 - 11:08 PM

The decision puts the fate of the trade deal on the US side in the hands of Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump who are both running their presidential campaigns on anti trade deal platforms

NO TRADE DEAL. People hold balloons reading "Stop TTIP" during a demonstration outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on September 20, 2016 to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States. Photo by John Thys/AFP

EU ministers scramble to salvage US trade deal

Sep 23, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The deal under negotiation since 2013 has become a hot potato as key elections approach in the United States France and Germany

PROTESTS. People take part in a demonstration against the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) trade agreements between the EU, US and Canada, on September 20, 2016, in Brussels. File photo by Belga/Thierry Roge/AFP

Obama to press China on steel at G20, Lew says

Sep 01, 2016 - 5:30 PM

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew: Excess capacity distorts markets and the environment harms our workers and runs counter to our efforts to achieve strong sustainable and balanced growth

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks about his upcoming trip to China, at the Brookings Institute, on August 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. Secretary Lew will be traveling to later today to Hangzhou, China to attend the G20 Summit. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

France rules out imminent EU-US trade deal, wants talks halted

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:07 PM

UPDATED Negotiations for the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership have been bogged down over the terms of the agreement Britain s shock vote to leave the EU and rising opposition to the deal in France and Germany

A picture taken on July 20, 2016 shows a container ship being loaded at the harbor of Saint-Nazaire, western France. Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP

5 key facts on a planned US-EU trade pact

May 03, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Here s the lowdown on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP between the United States and the European Union

epa05276364 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) speak shortly before their tour of the Hannover Messe trade fair in Hanover, Germany, 25 April 2016. The USA is this year's partner country for the trade fair. The US President is on a two-day visit to Germany to strengthen bilateral economic and security ties between the two nations, and to negotiate the implementation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in the European Union. EPA/JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE

US-EU trade deal 'risks' emerge in leak

May 02, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Greenpeace says the confidential documents prove that long standing environmental protections are being ignored

LEAKS. Klaus Ernst (L), member of the German Bundestag parliament for The Left party, leafs through TTIP documents leaked by environmental organization Greenpeace in a reading room set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate, a major landmark of Berlin, Germany, May 2, 2016. Photo by Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Thousands rally in Germany against trade deal on eve of Obama visit

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has run into major opposition not least in Germany where its foes have raised the specter of eroding ecological and labor market standards

TTP PROTEST. Opponents of a proposed transatlantic trade deal (TTIP) attend a prostest rally on the eve of US President's vist to Hannover on April 23, 2016. John MacDougall/AFP

One million sign petition against huge US-EU trade deal

Dec 04, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Under EU rules an initiative of more than one million signatures forces the European Commission to review a policy and hold a hearing in the European Parliament

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:28 PM

There is a growing number of poorly protected employees brought in through the national back door are increasing They are ripe for abuse and exploitation

Filipinos open to foreigners buying local firms – study

Sep 23, 2014 - 3:15 PM

66 of Filipinos say allowing foreigners to buy local firms is good for the economy