TRADE in ACTION
CommentaryFrederick Kempe and Aart de Geus | National Interest
On July 4, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy declared "that the United States will be ready for a Declaration of Interdependence, that we will be prepared to discuss with a united Europe the ways and means of forming a concrete Atlantic partnership, a mutually beneficial partnership between the new union now emerging in Europe and the old American Union." As negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) get underway, those words seem prescient. The TTIP has the potential to fulfill Kennedy's vision.
With President Obama in Europe for the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and a state visit to Berlin, and the official start of TTIP talks at hand, today seemed like a fitting moment to begin our new blog.