- Draft Agenda (pdf)

Please make a note in your diary for an upcoming breakfast event entitled ‘A close look at the risks and opportunities of the TTIP for EU food and farming’. The event, organised by the European Environmental Bureau and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) will take place on 12 May, 7.45am in the European Parliament (Member’s Salon), in Brussels. It is kindly hosted by MEP Michel Dantin (FR, EPP) and MEP Jean Arthuis (FR, ALDE).

While EU and US negotiators begin the ninth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, discussions around the impacts it could have on our EU food and farming systems are growing.

With the Commission mandated to negotiate on behalf of the EU, the Parliament also has a key role to play in giving its consent, or not, to the deal. The INTA Committee is in charge of producing EP recommendations, based on the inputs of several other Committees, including Agriculture.

The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament has already voted on its opinion in which it has highlighted that respect for European food safety, human, plant and animal health, animal welfare, environmental and consumer protection standards will be a fundamental tenet of the negotiations for European agriculture.

With our breakfast meeting we aim to take a deeper look into the impacts of, for example, an elimination of tariffs on sustainable food and farming. We will listen to how farmers themselves perceive the deal as well as civil society. Participants will then be invited to voice their opinions during a debate session.

To register please follow this link (before 7 May)

For more information on the content please contact Faustine.Defossez@eeb.org

For organisational matters, please contact claire.cance@eeb.org for the EEB or clement.vernet@europarl.europa.eu for the European Parliament

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Last modified on May 6 2015.