This month our study on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for the European Parliament (ITRE Committee) came in the news. This study assessed whether and to which extent European energy markets and manufacturing industries would be affected by the TTIP. Although the negotiations are still on-going, the analysis shows that the TTIP could have the potential to improve the EU’s security of energy supply through adding liquidity and competition to the natural gas market. The TTIP by itself will not directly lower either environmental or social legislation, but the study recommends the ITRE Committee to be aware of the potential for weakening of legislation implementation such as REACH and FQD. The study was presented by Koen Rademeakers and Stephan Slingerland for the Members of the ITRE Committee the 21st of January 2015.
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