The role of trade as a generator of growth and jobs is undeniable, but public perception of the further liberalisation of trade is getting worse and citizens' concerns must be addressed far more effectively than before. This was one of the conclusions of the conference on "Strengthening European Growth and Competitiveness: Proactive Trade Agenda – NOW!" that took place in Helsinki on 26 October.
EL, USA ja Kanada jagavad demokraatia, inimõiguste ning majandusliku ja poliitilise vabaduse väärtusi ning neil on kattuvaid välispoliitika ja julgeoleku muresid. USA ja Kanada kuuluvad ELi peamiste kaubanduspartnerite hulka ja on ühtlasi partnerid rahvusvahelise õiguskorra kujundamisel. Atlandi-ülesed suhted toimuvad tänapäeval uues keskkonnas ja on silmitsi kasvavate probleemidega. Leiame, et kodanikuühiskonna kaasamine sellesse suhtesse pakub garantiid, et Atlandi-ülesed suhted suudavad reageerida avalikkuse ootustele ja aidata tõhusalt kaasa vastastikuselt kasuliku koostöö kujundamisse.
ELi ja Kanada laiaulatuslik majandus- ja kaubandusleping ning strateegilise partnerluse leping sõlmiti 30. oktoobril 2016. aastal. Ootame pidevat kodanikuühiskonna osalust nimetatud lepingute täitmises. Läbirääkimised ELi ja USA Atlandi-ülese kaubandus- ja investeerimispartnerluse (TTIP) üle on praegu seiskunud. Kuid TTIP läbirääkimised aitasid tugevdada sidemeid ELi ja USA kodanikuühiskonna vahel ja määratleda kodanikuühiskonna vaateid selle kohta, kuidas tulevane ELi ja USA kaubandussuhe peaks välja nägema. Neid saavutusi ei tohiks lasta kaduma minna. Meie Atlandi-üleste suhete järelevalvekomitee loodi 2014. aasta septembris volitustega jälgida Atlandi-üleseid sidemeid kodanikuühiskonnaga, luues korrapärase dialoogi ja konsulteerimise küsimustes, mis on seotud suhetega USA ja Kanadaga.
The role of trade as a generator of growth and jobs is undeniable, but public perception of the further liberalisation of trade is getting worse and citizens' concerns must be addressed far more effectively than before. This was one of the conclusions of the conference on "Strengthening European Growth and Competitiveness: Proactive Trade Agenda – NOW!" that took place in Helsinki on 26 October. Jacek Krawczyk, President of the EESC Employers' Group, added:
It is our responsibility to advocate for trade; we cannot take it for granted that people understand what the benefits ...
With discussions for TTIP now at a critical point, the EESC has published a new opinion, ‘The position of the EESC on specific key issues of the TTIP negotiations’. The own-initiative opinion assesses some key issues of the negotiations and identifies the main considerations for European civil society. This new ...
The meeting of the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) External Relations Section on Transatlantic relations will take place on 17 November 2021 from 10h30- 17h00. It will be presided and moderated by the President of the External Relations Section, Mr. Dimitris Dimitriadis.
The EESC Employers' Group is organising a seminar on "Strengthening European Growth and Competitiveness: Proactive Trade Agenda – NOW!" taking place on 26 October in Helsinki and jointly organized with the Confederation of Finnish Industries and the International Chamber of Commerce, ICC Finland.
Trade and Investment are hugely important for the EU: 1 in 7 EU jobs depend on exports. The EU cannot risk falling behind in the global race to build a wide and ambitious network of free trade agreements. The signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement (involving 12 countries and 40% of world GDP) is a timely reminder of this. This seminar, which will be attended by many of our Members together with Finnish employers and entrepreneurs, politicians and academics aims to examine how to best contribute positively to the debate as trade agreements (TTIP - TISA - CETA - EU-JAPAN) increasingly become a top political issue.
In the light of the ongoing EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is drafting an own-initiative opinion on "The position of the EESC on specific key issues of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations". In this framework, the EESC is organising a public hearing, to be held at the Committee premises on 30 June 2016, beginning at 9 a.m.
In my capacity as President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), I extend my sincere congratulations to Mr. Joe Biden for his election as the 46th President of the United States of America, as well as to Ms. Kamala Harris as Vice-President.
This publication provides a summary of the discussion entitled "Trading up for a stronger EU27. Free trade of the future – the social partners' perspective" which was held in Sopot (Poland) on 28 September 2017. The conference was organised by the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee in the framework of the European Forum for New Ideas.
The business sector in Europe believes a deep and comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) can further enhance this economic relationship and ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits of trade and investment ties more fully.
The document is a summary of the discussion on the Impact of the TTIP in Malta, which took place in Valletta, Malta on 9 March 2015. The meeting was organised together with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.