Programme

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PROGRAMME

 

Introduction by the president of the Study Group REX/464, Ms Benedicte Federspiel

Presentation of the EESC own-initiative opinion by the rapporteur Mr Philip de Buck and the co-rapporteur Ms Tanja Buzek

Opening speech by Ignacio Garcia Bercero, EU Chief Negotiator for TTIP

 

Q&A session

 

Session 1: Regulatory cooperation, good regulatory practices, technical barriers to trade

Ms Monique Goyens, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

Mr Hervé Gauthier, CEN/CENELEC

Mr Philippe Portalier, Orgalime

Remarks by the DG Trade (EC) representative, Mr Ignacio Iruarrizaga

Debate

 

Session 2: Services

Ms Penny Clark, European Public Service Union (EPSU)

Mr Blazej Blasikiewicz, European Banking Federation (FBE)

Mr Pascal Kerneis, European Services Forum (ESF)

Remarks by the DG Trade (EC) representative, Mr Miroslaw Galar

Debate

 

Coffee break

 

Session 3: Investment protection and the Investment Court System (ICS)

Ms Celeste Drake, The American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Mr Winand Quaedvlieg, VNO-NCW

Mr Laurens Ankersmit, Client Earth

Remarks by the DG Trade (EC) representative, Mr Antonio Fernandez-Martos

Debate

 

Session 4: Trade and sustainable development

Mr Georgios Altintzis, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Mr Daniel Samaan, International Labour organisation (ILO)

Ms Eleonora Catella, BUSINESSEUROPE

Remarks by the DG Trade (EC) representative

Debate

 

Remarks by the rapporteur Mr Philippe de Buck and the co-rapporteur Ms Tanja Buzek

Closing by the president of the Study group REX/464, Ms Benedicte Federspiel