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The Future of the Transatlantic Economy: TTIP & Beyond     Print Email
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

On April 16, 2014, The European Institute, in cooperation with the Hellenic Presidency of the European Council and the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), held a meeting on the transatlantic economic relationship and the current state of the TTIP negotiations. Against the backdrop of CTR’s gold-standard report “The Transatlantic Economy 2014”, the discussion focused on furthering closer trade and investment cooperation between Europe and the United States, setting global standards and examined those sectors within the TTIP negotiations that pose particular challenges. Following opening remarks by His Excellency Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Dan Hamilton, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, gave a brief summary of the CTR study. Panelists for the subsequent discussion included Ambassador Charles Ries, Vice President, International at RAND Corporation & former U.S. Ambassador to Greece; Angela Ellard, Chief Trade Counsel for the Subcommittee on Trade, U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee; Hiddo Houben, Head of the Trade Section at the Delegation of the European Union; and Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel for the United States Senate Finance Committee. The discussion was moderated by Michael Smart, Vice President at Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC.