Relaciones transatlánticas

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La UE, los EE. UU. y Canadá comparten los valores de la democracia, los derechos humanos, la libertad económica y política y se ocupan de cuestiones comunes en materia de política exterior y seguridad. Los EE. UU. y Canadá constituyen dos de los principales socios comerciales de la UE, y son también socios en la conformación del ordenamiento jurídico internacional. Las relaciones transatlánticas actuales tienen lugar en un nuevo entorno y se enfrentan a retos cada vez mayores. Consideramos que la participación de la sociedad civil en esta relación proporciona una garantía de que las relaciones transatlánticas son capaces de responder a las expectativas públicas y contribuir eficazmente a la conformación de una cooperación mutuamente beneficiosa.

El Acuerdo Económico y Comercial Global entre la UE y Canadá (AECG) y el Acuerdo de Asociación Estratégica fueron firmados el 30 de octubre de 2016. Buscaremos una participación constante de la sociedad civil en la aplicación de estos acuerdos. En estos momentos, las negociaciones sobre una Asociación Transatlántica de Comercio e Inversión (ATCI) entre la UE y los EE. UU. están paralizadas. No obstante, las negociaciones sobre la ATCI contribuyeron al fortalecimiento de los vínculos entre la sociedad civil de la UE y los EE. UU. y a la definición de los puntos de vista de la sociedad civil sobre cómo debe ser la futura relación comercial entre la UE y los EE. UU. No deberían perderse estos logros. Nuestro Comité de Seguimiento de las Relaciones Transatlánticas fue creado en septiembre de 2014 con el mandato de supervisar los vínculos transatlánticos con la sociedad civil,

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Opinion
Aprobados on 08/12/2021
Referencia: 
REX/534-EESC-2021
Pleno: 
565 -
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

Recent years have been marked by a persistent global decline in democratic values and the rule of law. While many differences remain and have to be acknowledged, North America has unquestionably been our closest historical ally in championing democracy and its values across the world. The arrival of the new administration in the US has provided a new momentum and a unique opportunity to build the new transatlantic partnership and jointly manage not only the internal, but also global challenges, especially with regard to powers which do not share the same values, such as China or Russia. President Biden's initiative to organise a Summit for Democracy at a time when autocracies are on the offensive is only the first step in building a strong international democratic alliance.

Dictamen del CESE: A strong transatlantic partnership based on the common values of democracy and the rule of law, key in tackling global challenges and preserving international order (own-initiative opinion)

Opinion
Aprobados on 21/09/2016
Referencia: 
REX/471-EESC-2016

On 12 June 2014, the Commission presented a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council codifying Council Regulation (EC) No 673/2005 of 25 April 2005 establishing additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America.

Dictamen del CESE: Imports of certain products originating in the United States of America (codification)

Opinion
Aprobados on 21/09/2016
Referencia: 
REX/464-EESC-2016

The EESC has played an important role in strengthening an informed civil society debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) through a number of TTIP-related opinions, adopted in 2014 and 2015, covering issues such as labour rights, investment protection, impact on SMEs, among others.

It is important under the present circumstances that the EESC, in order to maintain its position as a key civil society player in the TTIP debate, react to the textual proposals for TTIP negotiations on essential topics such as the sustainable development chapter, regulatory cooperation, investment and services. This will have the advantage not only of setting up the EESC position on major negotiating chapters but also of presenting concrete recommendations and pointing out the need to involve civil society in the implementation of those chapters.

Dictamen del CESE: The position of the EESC on specific key issues of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations (own-initiative opinion)

Opinion
Aprobados on 02/07/2015
Referencia: 
REX/433-EESC-0000
Pleno: 
509 -
Jul 01, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

The own-initiative opinion will focus on the impact of the TTIP on SMEs and reflect on the provisions that would need to be included in the TTIP in order to take account of the specific character of SMEs in the negotiations and implementation of an eventual EU-US agreement. The opinion will also look at how to increase the awareness of SMEs as to existing support services and programmes, and particularly about the new business opportunities that may arise with this agreement.

TTIP and its impact on SMEs

Opinion
Aprobados on 27/05/2015
Referencia: 
REX/411-EESC-0000
Pleno: 
508 -
May 27, 2015 May 28, 2015

Since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the investment policy is an exclusive competence of the European Union. The EU is aiming to include therefore in the new trade and investment agreements provisions on investor protection and investor to state dispute settlement (ISDS) which will replace existing Bilateral Investment Agreements (BIT) signed by Member States and will grant the same level of protection to all EU investors.

Investor protection and investor to State dispute settlement in EU trade and investment agreements with third countries

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CP 33 TTIP

Opinion
Aprobados on 04/06/2014
Referencia: 
REX/390-EESC-2014-5469
Pleno: 
499 -
Jun 04, 2014 Jun 05, 2014

The main goal of the opinion is to provide a good and qualitative source of information and opinion in the beginning of TTIP negotiations process.

Transatlantic trade relations and the EESC's views on an enhanced cooperation and eventual EU-US FTA