European Commission

  • TTIP & Trade in Action - May 4, 2016

    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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  • TTIP & Trade in Action - April 27, 2016

    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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  • TTIP & Trade in Action - April 20, 2016

    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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  • Europe’s Staying Power, with European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis

    On April 15 Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, discussed the state of the European economy, citing its resilience under difficult circumstances and stressing the need for improvement in three areas: increasing investments, deepening structural reforms, and consolidating responsible fiscal policies. Vice President Dombrovskis also addressed...
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  • ‘Strong Economy and Sense of Unity’ Needed to Address Europe’s Challenges

    The European Commission’s economic policy priorities have remained unchanged since last year’s World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings; Europe’s political and societal context in which these policies must be implemented, however, has changed fundamentally, according to a European Commission official.

    The 2016 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings that bring together...

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  • TTIP & Trade in Action - April 6, 2016

    From April 15 - 17 the IMF and World Bank will host their annual Spring Meetings. Look at this years agenda here. The Atlantic Council's Global Business &
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  • No, Europe, Migrants Are Not Stealing Your Jobs

    As migrants head to Europe, International Monetary Fund study places emphasis on integration

    Contrary to the rhetoric from some politicians, there is very little evidence that migrants take jobs away from host populations, and in Europe, where some countries have low to negative population growth, migration should be seen as a boon, according to an International Monetary Fund...

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  • TTIP & Trade in Action - March 31, 2016

    Last week President Obama visited Argentina. He praised new Argentine President Mauricio Macri for his swift implementation of reforms during his first 100 days in office. Obama said the two governments would work to identify barriers impeding greater trade flows between the two economies, adding that a free trade
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  • TTIP&TRADEinAction - March 25, 2016

    The German Marshall Fund hosted its annual Brussels Forum this week, convening leaders from North America and Europe to discuss the transatlantic community's most pressing issues.   Read More
  • TTIP&TRADEinAction - March 17, 2016

    Froman Malmstrom War room
    Photo Credit: @MalmstromEU
    EC Trade Commissioner
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