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Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives host an unofficial session on the merits of TPP

INVESTMENT CHAPTER OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS FOCUS OF THE DISCUSSION

A series on “Trading Views: Real Debates on Key Issues in TPP” is being organized by Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. These unofficial sessions are intended to provide a forum for discussion with invited experts to shed light on the recently completed negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The session on December 2, 2015, focused on the legal implications of the treaty’s investment chapter. Sander Levin (D-MI) is the ranking member of the committee and hosts these sessions. more…

December 17, 2015

European Court of Justice endangers transatlantic data flow

U.S. CONGRESS SOLICITED TESTIMONY FROM EXPERTS TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON HOW TO MOVE FORWARD

On October 6th, 2015 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided to invalidate the Safe Harbor Agreement between the United States and the European Union: The reason is the insufficient protection of EU citizen’s data in the United States. In reaction to the ruling the U.S. Congress held two hearings on November 3rd, 2015. more…

November 30, 2015

The Transatlantic Forum on Russia

CSIS and the Polish-based Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding organized an expert discussion

Russia’s role on the international stage has taken very different forms since the end of World War II. Its influence and power aspirations were and still are of great interest to the United States as well as Europe. more…

November 20, 2015

Call for worldwide freedom of religion or belief as a human right

New York Conference with members of parliament: lack of religious freedom linked to refugee crisis

Freedom of religion or belief has come under increasing threat in many parts of the world. The German CDU/CSU parliamentary group leader Volker Kauder, with the direct action of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) under Chairman Hans-Gert Pöettering, in partnership with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), took concrete steps to ensure global religious freedom at the second ever IPPFoRB Conference. more…

Event Reports | November 5, 2015

Trouble around TTIP and who will be the next President?

U.S. experts and aspiring German journalists are discussing the trade agreement and the presidential campaign

Trade expert Dr. Charles Ludolph answered tough questions of a group of young journalists about the controversial transatlantic trade agreement TTIP from a U.S. perspective. Followed by political consultant Soren Dayton and Washington reporter Emily Schultheis, who talked about the upcoming presidential election and introduced the candidates. more…

Sabine Murphy | Event Reports | November 2, 2015