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The European Parliament Votes to Remove Investor-State Arbitration from the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations

On 8 July 2015, the European Parliament voted favorably on a non-binding resolution that approves of the negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an international trade and investment agreement between the United States and the European Union. Importantly, however, the resolution also supports the removal of investor-state arbitration from the TTIP. The European Parliament

Germany Reverses its Support for Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Germany’s recently announced opposition to the inclusion of ISDS in the TTIP contrasts with publicly expressed support from the European Commission and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Lead TTIP negotiators voiced strong support for ISDS at the conclusion of the most recent TTIP round earlier this month in Brussels. ISDS also is strongly supported by both the American and European business communities, and both the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and BusinessEurope have publicly urged that ISDS be included in the TTIP.