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The ratification of TTIP in the European Parliament promises to be a highly contested issue

Vangerven, Pieterjan and Crombez, Christophe (2015) The ratification of TTIP in the European Parliament promises to be a highly contested issue. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Once negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are completed, the agreement will need to be approved in the European Parliament before it can enter into force. But would TTIP be able to secure enough support in the current parliament? Pieterjan Vangerven and Christophe Crombez present an analysis of the recent decision to postpone the debate on a resolution on TTIP in the European Parliament on 10 June. They note that the vote on the postponement indicates the centre-right to be supportive of TTIP, the left and far-right to be opposed, while the centre-left is deeply divided. Nevertheless, the ideological basis for MEPs’ voting behaviour suggests that negotiators should be able to achieve an agreement that attracts support from sufficient numbers of MEPs who abstained in the 10 June vote.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71106

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