Sebastian Botzem and Marcus Wolf have written a comment on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that is currently negotiated between the United States and the EU for the IMPULSE blog of Bremen University. In their comment, Sebastian and Marcus argue that TTIP is a potential threat for democracy on both sides of the North Atlantic. In particular, regulatory cooperation, prioritization of investor´s interests, and private investor-to-state dispute settlement bodies could undermine democratic decison-making. Thus, TTIP should be discussed much more as a democracy issue rather than as a technical free trade agreement. The blog entry goes back to a public panel discussion on TTIP organized by the research group earlier this autumn in Bremen.
Read the blog entry (in German language) here.
An adio- and video-file of the panel discussion can be found here.