Motion for a resolution - B8-0078/2014Motion for a resolution
B8-0078/2014

    MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the lack of transparency in the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    25.7.2014

               pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

    Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini, Marcel de Graaff, Harald Vilimsky, Gerolf Annemans

    B8‑0078/2014

    Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the lack of transparency in the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    The European Parliament,

    –   having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure, 

     

    A. whereas the negotiations between the European Union and the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have been marked by a blatant lack of transparency;

     

    B. whereas the TTIP has given rise to numerous concerns and objections, not least as regards social welfare, the environment and health;

     

    C. whereas the clause on investor‑state dispute settlement (ISDS) will undermine the sovereignty of the Member States;

     

    D. whereas the TTIP is the most important trade agreement the European Union has ever negotiated and there is a risk that a single market, rather than a free trade agreement, will emerge from it;

     

    1.  Considers the lack of transparency which has marked the TTIP negotiations to be inadmissible;

     

    2.  Calls for immediate access to the documents relating to those negotiations, throughout their duration;

     

    3.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission and the Council.