The Environmental Pillar has joined the calls to ask EU Commissioner De Gucht to provide transparency on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Several Civil Society groups, including Friends of the Earth, European Environmental Bureau, Transport and Environment, and Transparency International have written to Commissioner De Gucht calling for transparency on the EU’s negotiations in the TTIP.
The Letter asks for the immediate publication of:
- The text of the EU’s negotiating mandate; – The initial position papers tabled by the EU;
- Any further papers submitted by the EU in the course of the negotiations that detail or explain the position of the EU on the topic, and that are being used in the course of the negotiations with the other party;
- The draft versions and final versions of individual chapters as well as the whole agreement at all steps of preparation and evolution (and at least before closing the negotiations and initialling so that parliaments and the public can still assess the outcome and make comments and recommendations).
The full text of the letter can be seen here:
Link to the European Environmental Bureau’s Briefing paper.