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:
Expert in international trade, Bundesarbeiterkammer, Vienna
Acting Head of Unit, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission
Author (Der Unfreihandel) and journalist (Die Zeit)
Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna, former business journalist
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