August 30, 2016

No compromise from US, no TTIP with EU this year – France & Germany on trade deal

There will be no deal this year between the EU and US on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), says French President Francois Hollande. Several French and German ministers echoed the statement, citing US unwillingness to compromise.

"The negotiations are bogged down, positions have not been respected, it's clearly unbalanced," Hollande said in a speech to French ambassadors. Read more + video.

RT

Related,
TTIP in further doubt as Hollande questions timing - BBC
Hollande casts doubt on EU-US trade deal as French trade minister declares 'TTIP is dead' - Telegraph

Frankrijk eist einde aan TTIP-onderhandelingen - NRC
'Frankrijk wil stoppen met TTIP-onderhandeling' - Trouw

Hollande: TTIP-onderhandelingen zijn vastgelopen (video) - NOS
TTIP-verdrag strompelt van hobbel naar afgrond - NOS

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