hosted by Prof. Dr. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl MEP
EPP standing rapporteur on the transatlantic trade relations
and Daniel Caspary MEP
EPP Coordinator International Trade Committee (INTA)
Investment Protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement
look at the facts!
Two months ago the European Commission stopped the negotiations on the investment provisions of a future EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to start a public consultation about this chapter. Now the consultation phase is running and it is based on a draft EU text including sections on investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement. What is the truth about the fears that have been raised so far and which have increased public interest? For instance, vague wordings could leave too much space for interpretation and endless amount of claims could define
governments’ right to
regulate in the public interest.
Or will TTIP rather be the chance for a better balance between investment interests and
Member States’ rights
to regulate by providing clearer rules and definitions and could it set standards for the future to improve market access and ensure that foreign investments are treated like domestic ones?
Opening: Prof. Dr. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl MEP, EPP standing rapporteur on the transatlantic trade relations Keynotes:
Prof. Dr. Frank Hoffmeister - Deputy Head of Cabinet, DG Trade
Prof. Dr. Freya Baetens - Leiden University & VVGB advocaten /avocats (Brussels)
Ignacio del Cuvillo - Director Legal Services Investment Protection, Repsol
Peter Chase - Vice President Europe at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
René van Sloten - Chairman of the Market Access Working Group of BUSINESSEUROPE
Debate with the audience Closing: Daniel Caspary MEP, EPP Coordinator International Trade Committee (INTA)
Wednesday, April 9th 2014
8h00 to 9h30
European Parliament, Brussels
Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP) 3 E 2
Please register on http://ttip6.caspary.de