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TTIP&TRADE in Action


Please join the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative for a conversation with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Washington, DC for a stock taking of TTIP negotiations ahead of the 14th round of negotiations in July 2016.

Panelists:
H.E. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
Ms. Laura J. LanePresident, Global Public Affairs, UPS
Mr. Richard L. TrumkaPresident, American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations
Moderated by Mr. Joe SchatzEditor, Politico Pro Europe

Register for the event here. Not in Washington DC? Join us via webcast!

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The Atlantic Council's Global Business & Economics Program's latest EconoGraphic "Britannia, Rule the Trade!" analyzes the benefits of Britain's accession to the European Union, and the negative effects a "Brexit" would have on the British economy. 

If you missed last week's new Atlantic Council publication "To Brexit or to Bremain- That is the Question", make sure to read it before the referendum!

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President Obama Hosts Summit of Nordic Leaders at White House- This week President Obama hosted the the heads of state from the Nordic Countries to discuss global issues, trade, and areas of cooperation between the United States, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark. (The National Law Review)

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Merkel Says Working for US - EU Trade Deal this Year
Ahead of the G-7 Summit in Japan later this month, Japanese Prime Minister Abe visited German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The two leaders held a press conference after their private meeting, during which Chancellor Merkel said, "we will do everything possible to negotiate the transatlantic agreement this year." - (Reuters)

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The 13th round of TTIP negotiations took place last week in New York. The next round is expected to take part at the end of July in Europe, in an effort to complete negotiations during the Obama administration.

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President Obama gave the opening speech for the Hannover Messe Trade Fair earlier this week.  The next morning, he gave joint remarks with Chancellor Merkel about the US-German trade relationship  before touring the event.

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On April 25, US President Barack Obama will visit the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial trade fair, where he will give a keynote speech with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  The two are expected to promote transatlantic trade relations, particularly between Germany and the United States.

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