May 20th at 10:00am CDT - May 27th at 11:00am CDT
TTIP 2.0 and Regulatory Cooperation - What lobbyists and regulators have in store for us
Little is known about the EU-U.S. trade talks on a "TTIP 2.0" that were launched in 2018. The EU Commission has heavily scaled back transparency efforts and is effectively shielding the negotiations from public scrutiny.
Part I: Threats to democracy | May 20, 5 p.m. CET / 11 a.m. EDT
Moderator: Max Bank (LobbyControl)
Speakers: Laura Große (LobbyControl), Alessa Hartmann (PowerShift)
Part I of the webinar series introduces the concept of regulatory cooperation and outlines the threats the mechanism poses to our basic democratic ground rules, as well as the specific risks of the envisaged EU-U.S. agreement on "conformity assessment."
Part II: Undue Influence – Lobby attacks on protection levels | May 27, 5 p.m. CET / 11 a.m. EDT
Moderator: Laura Große (LobbyControl)
Speakers: Kenneth Haar (Corporate Europe Observatory), Sharon A. Treat (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)
Part II of the webinar series shows the longstanding efforts by lobby groups and trade regulators to attack the precautionary principle and protective standards under the veil of "sound science," as well as the current shape of these attacks in the context of TTIP 2.0.