United States | Brussels, 14 January 2016
Speech: Commissioner Malmström in Berlin on TTIP and Trade
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is in Berlin since yesterday evening to meet with Ministers, members of parliament and stakeholders to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the wider EU trade agenda.
At the Welt Economic Summit she addressed the CEOs of major German companies, showing how trade policy is making international business easier, for the benefit of EU citizens. In the Bundestag, she made clear that while economics would always be the core benefit of trade agreements, they can also help the EU project our values around the world.
Trade deals like TTIP and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA) must also be designed in a way that protects EU values at home, like high standards of regulatory protection or transparency. In addition to these engagements, the Commissioner also met with the German Foreign and Economy ministers, Franz-Walter Steinmeier and Sigmar Gabriel.