German Scepticism on TTIP: The Need for a Polish Correction

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Series Details No. 44 (639), March 2014
Publication Date March 2014
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Agreement on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could bring Germany higher exports and faster growth. However, there is growing opposition to the agreement at home, fuelled by controversies on standards of production, consumption, and protection of investors. Potentially, these concerns can postpone or even block the completion of the negotiations. This is an unfavourable scenario as TTIP’s role for strengthening the transatlantic alliance increases in importance as the security situation in Ukraine develops.

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