This blog was first published by the ProgressiveEconomy andnis repeated here
TPP: A View from Europe
Why Europe is Watching Closely
by Kathryn Hauser
March 16, 2016
As American and European negotiators met last month in Brussels for the 12 round of US-EU trade talks, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), many Europeans were looking east - to the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - for clues about the future of global trade and the impact of TPP on Europe.