Informal meeting of EU trade ministers in Bratislava

An ambitious TTIP agreement should be further pursued

On the occasion of the informal meeting of trade ministers on Friday in Bratislava, Utz Tillmann (director-general of the German chemical industry association VCI) calls upon the EU to continue pursuing an ambitious TTIP agreement:

VCI director-general Utz Tillmann: "TTIP also opens up the chance to shape a globalisation with fair and equitable rules." - Photo: © VCI / René Spalek
VCI director-general Utz Tillmann: "TTIP also opens up the chance to shape a globalisation with fair and equitable rules." - Photo: © VCI / René Spalek

“TTIP is an enormously important economic perspective for the European Union. But the trade agreement with the USA also opens up the chance to shape a globalisation with fair and equitable rules. At their forthcoming meeting the trade ministers should not give rise to doubt about the goal of an ambitious agreement. I am convinced that at the end of the negotiations, the European Commission will present a good agreement that can be put to the vote. The Commission has only recently demonstrated its negotiation skills with CETA.”


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