Scotland’s future: jobs, services and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership - Edinburgh, 19th February 2015
The Hansard Society organised a TTIP Summit at the Scottish Parliament, to discuss the EU-US free trade negotiations and their implications for Scotland’s future.
Ruth Fox, Director and Head of Research at the Hansard Society, presented a new research exploring what citizens think about TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) and their level of awareness about the negotiations.
Colin Brown, Deputy Head of the Dispute Mechanism and Legal Aspects of Trade (European Commission), gave an overview of the trade deal, its role and its implications, addressing the main controversies surrounding TTIP.
The event was also an opportunity to explore the impact of TTIP in Scotland. Christina McKelvie MSP, Convener of the European & External Relations Committee, presented an update on the EER Committee’s inquiry into TTIP. David Martin MEP, Spokesperson for the Socialist and Democrat Group on international trade, further explored the role and the impact of TTIP, highlighting what role the European Parliament plays in the process.
The event concluded with a Q&A session
This summit was organised by the Hansard Society and supported by the UK Office of the European Parliament.
Colin Brown - Deputy Head of the Dispute Mechanism and Legal Aspects of Trade, European Commission
David Martin MEP - Spokesperson for the Socialist and Democrat Group on international trade
Christina McKelvie MSP - Convener, European & External Relations Committee
Ruth Fox Hansard Society
Chair: Joyce McMillan - political & social columnist & theatre critic, The Scotsman