- EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Sunday in Hangzhou, China to continue the negotiation of the proposed transatlantic FTA TTIP.
- Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had negotiations recently declared to have failed.
- Juncker Europeans also warned against the attempt to negotiate bilateral agreements.
Despite massive criticism from some European capitals notes the European Commission on the intention to conclude the planned transatlantic FTA TTIP. “We will continue the negotiations,” said EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday in Hangzhou, China. The European Commission is entrusted with the negotiation of free trade agreements for the countries of the European Union. In June, the leaders of all 28 member states have approved the mandate for TTIP. Free trade is in the interest of all Europeans, Juncker said. He is creating jobs and growth. Negotiated just with Canada Agreement CETA was “the best thing we have ever negotiated”. He urged Member States to ratify the treaty quickly
the future of free international trade
In Hangzhou met on Sunday, leaders of the twenty most powerful industrialized and emerging countries (G20) to discuss global economic and geopolitical tasks. The agenda of the two-day summit also focused on the future of free trade. Juncker defended the negotiations on TTIP in particular against social democratic criticism. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, the negotiations on TTIP recently declared “factually failed”. French Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls was beige skipped the SPD leader, he described the design lying on the table as “unacceptable”. Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern (SPÖ) had also announced opposition to the agreement.
The United States and the European Union had in 2013 begun negotiations for a common free trade area. Both economies together would mathematically form the largest contiguous market worldwide. The US and the EU could thus set global benchmarks and standards in trade. The talks were originally completed by the end 2016th This goal is no longer to create.
Juncker warned the Europeans against negotiate bilateral agreements
The Union is different from the coalition partner SPD, nonetheless, to conclude the agreement. Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly stressed that Europe needs free trade, in order to grow. Many national capitals are hoping to be able to stimulate the elimination of customs duties and taxes exports.
Juncker warned the Europeans strongly against the attempt to negotiate bilateral agreements. “I do not like the idea that Member States try to negotiate their own agreements”. Occasion are attempts by the government in London, with G20 countries to include national arrangements. Prime Minister Theresa May has started talks with China, India and other countries. From EU circles it said, talks were of course allowed. But no negotiations. As long as Britain is a member of the EU, the Commission negotiates. London wants to leave after the Proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union-vote from the EU. However, details are unclear