Last Call for TTIP – The Views of European Diplomats in Washington, DC

TTIP Update
Key Findings:
– TTIP is among the top three most important issues in diplomatic relations with the United States.
– The increasing amount of publicly available material on TTIP is not yet sufficiently used as a resource by the public.
– With a majority of citizens still uninformed or uninterested in TTIP (61 percent), the need to inform and convince this majority about the benefits of TTIP are immense.
– There is a great deal of work to be done at the European, regional, and member-state levels to inform, engage, and enthuse citizens about TTIP.
– Reaching a final TTIP agreement before the end of US President Barack Obama’s term is seen as possible or very likely by a majority of the respondents. Only 44 percent see an agreement by the end of 2016 as unlikely.
– Dispute resolution/investor-state dispute settlement is seen as the main roadblock to concluding TTIP negotiations.

This publication is part of the EuroGrowth Publication Series, which is part of the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative. The EuroGrowth Initiative is made possible by generous support by BASF, Beretta, the European Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), and Ambassador C. Boyden Gray.

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