8th round TTIP negotiations

This week, the 8th round of TTIP negotiations takes place in Brussels, the first round with the new European Commission in office. According to an EU diplomat, it is crucial to have some real progress this week, as so far little progress has been made in the negotiations. The negotiations will most likely focus on tariffs and regulatory cooperation.

The new Greek government, however, has signalled its opposition to TTIP. Georgios Katrougkalos, former MEP and now Greek deputy minister for administrative reform, said that the Greek government and parliament will not ratify a TTIP agreement, at least not in its current form.

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