European Movement International puts TTIP on Trial
With the debate around TTIP heating up, the European Movement International held TTIP to account at its event ‘TTIP on Trial’ on Thursday 17 March 2016.
The event saw representatives from political, business and NGO backgrounds arguing the pros and cons of the proposed trade deal, giving a voice to both sides of the argument on the EU-US trade deal, with civil society stakeholders in the role of Jury.
The TTIP Trial format was as follows:
Call to order
Jo Leinen MEP (S&D), President of the European Movement International
Hiddo Houben, Deputy TTIP Chief Negotiator, European Commission
Monica Frassoni, European Green Party Co-Chairperson
Defender’s case in chief – Witnesses
Marietje Schaake MEP (ALDE)
Luisa Santos, Director for International Relations, BUSINESSEUROPE
Accuser’s case in chief – Witnesses
Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
Michel Cermak, CNCD-11.11.11, Representative, Stop TTIP
Closing Arguments by the Accuser and Defender
Judge instructions to the Jury
Léa Auffret, Trade Policy Officer, BEUC
Moderated by Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General of the European Movement International
Interested about the Trial’s outcome? READ THE VERDICT
Take a look at the event photos here.
Track other EMI TTIP activities:
- EVENTS – check out our 2014 events’ cycle and Briefing with the EU Ombudsman
- EMI Policy Position on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Transparency and Access