Cafébabel debate: TTIP a lot of speculation ? 

Article published on June 16, 2014
Article published on June 16, 2014

What do we really know about the notorious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)? What is the status of negotiations? Are our standards in danger? Ca­fé­ba­bel is organising a debate on Tuesday the 17th of June at 6.30pm in the Coco bar (place Luxem­bourg). 

A lack of trans­parency of the on­go­ing talks be­tween the Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion and the United States along­side an ab­sence of de­mo­c­ra­tic con­sul­ta­tion on this issue con­tin­ues to feed the concern of Eu­ro­pean Cit­i­zens.

For its next de­bate, Cafeba­bel Brus­sels gath­ers three young ex­perts of the field from the Com­mis­sion, the Eu­ro­pean eco­nomic and so­cial Com­mit­tee and civil so­ci­ety to an­swer our ques­tions and clar­ify once and for all, as Obama said in March, that TTIP is just sub­ject to spec­u­la­tion. 

With Pas­coe Sabido from the Cor­po­rate Eu­rope Ob­ser­va­tory, Ar­naud Rohmer, ad­min­is­tra­tor at the Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion and Philippe Lam­berts, MEP Greens / Eu­ro­pean Free Al­liance, Cafébabel Brus­sels is lauch­ing the de­bate. De­bate which could bridge the gap that ex­ists be­tween the young gen­er­a­tion and all the ex­perts work­ing in this field. In­deed the main goal of this de­bate is to spark an in­ter­est in young Eu­ro­peans that will fos­ter in­volve­ment in the de­vel­op­ment of the TTIP.

That's why we in­vite you to par­tic­i­pate and to come to this de­bate, you can register on this mail address: The registration will allow you to get the free drink we offer you. 

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Hope to see you on Tuesday,

Cafébabel Brussels