Čezatlantski odnosi

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EU, ZDA in Kanada imajo skupne vrednote demokracije, človekovih pravic, gospodarske in politične svobode ter sorodne pomisleke na področju zunanje politike in varnosti. ZDA in Kanada spadata med glavne trgovinske partnerice EU, z njo pa sodelujeta tudi pri oblikovanju mednarodnega pravnega reda. Čezatlantski odnosi potekajo v novem okolju, za katerega so značilni čedalje večji izzivi. Po našem mnenju civilna družba s svojo udeležbo v tem odnosu zagotavlja, da se lahko čezatlantski odnosi razvijajo glede na pričakovanja javnosti in učinkovito prispevajo k oblikovanju medsebojno koristnega sodelovanja.

Celoviti gospodarski in trgovinski sporazum ter sporazum o strateškem partnerstvu med EU in Kanado sta bila podpisana 30. oktobra 2016. Prizadevali si bomo za stalno sodelovanje civilne družbe pri izvajanju teh sporazumov. Pogajanja o čezatlantskem partnerstvu za trgovino in naložbe (TTIP) med EU in ZDA trenutno mirujejo. Vseeno so pogajanja o TTIP prispevala k okrepitvi povezav med civilno družbo v EU in ZDA ter k opredelitvi stališč civilne družbe o tem, kakšen bi moral biti prihodnji trgovinski odnos med EU in ZDA. Te dosežke je treba ohraniti. Naloga spremljevalnega odbora za čezatlantske odnose, ustanovljenega septembra 2014, je spremljanje čezatlantskih povezav s civilno družbo z izvajanjem rednega dialoga in posvetovanj o vprašanjih v zvezi z odnosi z ZDA in Kanado.

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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.

30/06/2016

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.

26/10/2016

The event gathered all main national social partners (business federations and trade unions from the 28 Member States) for a full-day debate on the opportunities and challenges of TTIP for the social partners. The meeting allowed for discussion on concrete topics via plenary sessions and parallel panels. The overall objective of the conference was to inform social partners at the national level about the different aspects of TTIP, to promote a balanced exchange of views and experiences between these different national groups aimed at reaching some common understanding on the TTIP and its repercussions.

17/11/2015
Position paper
4 pages

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the biggest and most ambitious free trade agreement currently being negotiated by the European Union. Economists believe that an agreement with the USA will be advantageous for both the European Union and the USA, and the negative effects of trade liberalisation will be insignificant. This publication is a summary of the debate on "What development opportunities does the TTIP bring to Europe?" that was held in Sopot on 2 October 2014 as part of the European Forum for New Ideas.

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2014
4 pages

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.

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2017
november 2014

Publication prepared for the TTIP Roundtable, organised by the Employers' Group on 16 December. The representatives of business from Europe and US present their views on Transatlantic Trade and Investement Partnership.

 

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What does business expect from TTIP

Position paper
4 pages

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.

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2015

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