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Parliamentary questions
16 December 2014
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Emmanuel Maurel (S&D)

 Subject:  Uncertainty over the economic benefits of the TTIP

A study by TUFTS University, using a different econometric model to calculate the net benefits in cases of transatlantic partnership, produced totally different results to those of the Commission, namely net losses in terms of exports, net losses in terms of GDP, salary cuts in Europe and job losses.

Can the Commission explain to me how it can claim that this agreement would deliver a GDP increase for Europe of 0.5% and an increase of EUR 545 in annual household income?

Has the Commission taken into account in its calculations the fact that one of the main reasons for which the transatlantic partnership may have disastrous consequences for our economy is precisely that the Union, by setting itself binding deficit targets while not developing a common fiscal policy, is depriving itself of the wherewithal to make the adjustments necessary for the advent of such a treaty, unlike the United States?

Original language of question: FR 
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