Debating Europe: Why do we need TTIP?

Wozu brauchen wir TTIP? Why do we need TTIP?

For more than two years the EU and the US negotiate behind closed doors on a transatlantic free trade agreement (TTIP) . It should stimulate the economy on both sides of the Atlantic and create extra Jobs by the reduction of trade barriers and the harmonization of legal regulations . Critics fear, however, that it is accompanied by an erosion of social, environmental and consumer protection standards and an damage of democratic and constitutional structures. Who benefits from TTIP, who loses? Will arbitration subvert the decisions of parliaments and national courts in the future? Who determines the rules of the game and how much space remains for alternative forms of economy?

Sunday, 17 January 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna

On the panel:

Éva Dessewffy
Expert in international trade, Bundesarbeiterkammer, Vienna
Lutz Güllner
Acting Head of Unit, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission
Petra Pinzler
Author (Der Unfreihandel) and journalist (Die Zeit)
Franz Schellhorn
Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna, former business journalist
Peter-Tobias Stoll
Legal scholar, Institute of International Law and European Law, University of Göttingen

Shalini Randeria (moderator)
Rector, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna

The discussion is held in German.

Tickets at: Burgtheater

Debating Europe is a cooperation of Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and Der Standard.