• 14-NOV-2014

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

TTIP and Consumers: The Inside View of the Negotiations

On November 18, a public debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be held in the European Parliament. The debate will focus on the key issues for consumers: food, medicines and public services. How should we best incorporate consumer rights in TTIP? Can we guarantee the standards we want on food regulations and labour rights? These are the key questions for Europe's negotiators.

Join us at the debate - in Brussels or online:

The whole event will be webstreamed on socialistsanddemocrats.eu and you can follow the debate via Twitter @TheProgressives #DebateTTIP

Please register here if you would like to join us in Brussels: http://sdconf.socblog.eu/content/ttip-and-consumers-good-bad-ugly by 18:00 on 14 November 2014.

Or for more information, send an email to: s-d.TTIPconference@europarl.europa.eu

Guest speakers include:

Gianni Pittella
- President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament

David Martin - S&D Co-ordinator of the Committee on International Trade

Cecilia Malmström - Commissioner for Trade

Michael Punke - Deputy United States Trade Representative and US Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva

Monique Goyens - EU Co-Chair of the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue

Damon A Silvers - Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO

Penny Clarke - Deputy General Secretary, Head of EU Policy European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU)

Pascal Kerneis - Managing Director European Services Forum (ESF)

Bernd Lange - S&D MEP, Chairman of the International Trade Committee