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Newsletter: TTIP vote in European Parliament postponed

The planned plenary debate and vote on Parliament's recommendations on the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, originally scheduled for early June, were postponed because of the high number of amendments tabled. Parliament's International Trade Committee will now hold an extraordinary meeting on June 29 in Brussels to decide whether the 116 amendments tabled to Parliament's draft recommendations to Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators should be put to a vote by Parliament as a whole.

The committee vote will be preceded by a debate starting on Monday 29 June at 16.30 CET (10:30 EDT). Both will be webstreamed and the links will be available on the Committee website:

International Trade Committee of the European Parliament

This will then enable MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) to put the recommendations to a plenary vote at the July or September plenary session, pending a decision by Parliament's Conference of Presidents (European Parliament President and political group leaders).

The amendments were referred to the International Trade Committee by Parliament's President Martin Schulz on June 10, with a view to building a robust consensus on the draft recommendations.

Background Note: The European Parliament and the TTIP
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Overview of recent articles about TTIP from the European Parliament website

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