What Does TTIP Mean for Food and Environment?
A main goal of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the reduction of non-tariff barriers to trade. Among these barriers are differing food safety and environmental standards. Critics argue that harmonizing regulations would lead to the degradation of these standards, while proponents see a chance to set global standards and eliminate unnecessary divergence. View
TTIP Criticisms: Based on Myths or Reality?
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the most ambitious project of transatlantic cooperation today. While proponents highlight the benefits, certain features are increasingly under public scrutiny, threatening the finalization of the deal. With the seventh round of negotiations starting today, Atlantic Community brings both sides together to host a critical debate on the merits of their respective claims. View
TTIP and the Economy, are the Projected Gains Realistic?
TTIP has been touted by proponents as a way to boost dragging economies in the transatlantic area. Some projections even say that there will be positive spillover effects for countries globally. Detractors, however, claim that projections are being exaggerated, are based on faulty assumptions, and that the potential drawbacks are being overlooked. View
What is Security Worth to us Today?
The Atlantic Initiative held a public event in Berlin in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation to discuss Germany's defense budget and security alliances. Panelists debated Germany's responsibilities in regional and global security along with Germany's defense attitude regarding the situation in Libya and whether development assistance is a better use of Germany's funds than increased defense spending. View
Op-eds from the German Delegation to the Y20 Summit
This week, we will publish four op-eds written by members of the German Delegation to the Y20 summit, the official G20 youth event. The summit is organized by a collective of twenty national youth organizations, and focused on three key themes: growth and jobs creation, global citizenship and sustainable development. View
ACTA Revisited? TTIP and Data Privacy
Current Promises are not Enough to Calm Concerns
Twitter Highlights for the Third TTIP Theme Week
Unbiased Safety Through Procedural Safeguards in TTIP
Trade Agreements Should Allow Countries to Set High Standards
Is the European Union More Precautionary than the US?
TTIP and CETA Jeopardize EU Agriculture and Environmental, Animal Welfare and Consumer Protection Standards
Why Regulatory Harmonization Will not Equal Regulatory Erosion
Theme Week: What Does TTIP Mean for Food and Environment?
The Cost of Ignoring the Plight of Minorities in the Greater Middle East