Eurasia Center Deputy Director David Koranyi writes in the Huffington Post on energy issues up for negotiation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:

Negotiations over a transatlantic free trade agreement have kicked into gear as US and EU negotiators met for the third time in December and began in earnest to flesh out the details of what has recently been referred to as “an economic NATO”: a reinforced partnership between the two largest economies of the world through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Advancing the energy agenda within TTIP is a win-win proposition for both the United States and the European Union, with global consequences that will benefit climate, boost economies, create jobs, and contribute to the openness of the global energy market: key to global stability in the coming decades.

The European Union’s primary goal is to increase liberalization of notoriously restricted US energy exports. EU negotiators have expressed particular interest in US crude oil exports and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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