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European Parliament Releases Briefing Report On TTIP And Labor

The News Headlines regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have been unusually quite over the past few weeks.

The TTIP Agreement in the works between the EU and the USA is an interesting event unfolding.

If/when the agreement is signed off and becomes a “hard treaty” it will have far reaching effects for all of the EU member states. Some countries will probably not be too happy as the decision for their future well being is decided in Brussels and they will be bound to adherence.

Evidently there is a concern, and there should be, over how this will affect the labor markets in the European Union.

The European Parliament Policy Department has been addressing the concerns in committee.

Today a briefing overview was disseminated for public review.

Below is a recent briefing release from the European Parliament/ Think Tank

 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Labor

This briefing prepared by Policy Department A for the Employment and Social Affairs Committee provides an overview of labor provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

After a summary of its scope, state and EP involvement it analyses the evolution of labor provisions in trade and investment agreements with a view to similarities and differences in the EU and US approaches.

Finally, it presents a number of employment-related issues as well as selected results from research on potential job effects.

TTIP Briefing Report
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=IPOL_BRI(2014)536315

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