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  • 7th April 2016 - 09:06 GMT
  • TTIP
Foreign Affairs, Single Market and EMU

TTIP on Trial: event report

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

Opening Statements
Defender:

Hiddo Houben, Deputy TTIP Chief Negotiator, European Commission
Accuser:
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

Jury’s Debate
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.

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