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TTIP and Third Parties. #TTIPgeopol

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Madrid, April 21st 2016- The geopolitics of TTIP, Seminar organized by the Elcano Royal Institute and the Centre for European Reform. The talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are surrounded by controversy. European concerns about investment arbitration, transparency, and environmental and health standards have fuelled public opposition to a transatlantic trade deal. But absent in the debate about TTIP is a fair consideration of its foreign policy and strategic impact: What does a successful TTIP mean from a foreign policy perspective? And what could its strategic merit be? How will TTIP affect third countries? And what happens if a deal does not materialise? The first panel Agenda: - Eoin O’Malley, Policy Officer, DG Trade, European Commission - Cristina Serrano, Deputy Director General, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness - Germán Ríos, Corporate Director/Strategic Affairs, CAF – development bank of Latin America Chaired by: Federico Steinberg, Real Instituto Elcano