United States | Vienna, 22 February 2016
Speech: Vienna visit on TTIP
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström visited Austria today, where she met Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, the heads of political parties, several parliamentarians and representatives of trade unions and industry.
During her visit to Vienna, she participated in a public debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) taking place at the Austrian Chamber of Labour. In her opening remarks she acknowledged the concerns of many Austrians about the negotiations and gave examples of how the EU's approach to the negotiations has shifted in response, including on transparency, investment protection and regulation. She also made again the case for why trade deals like TTIP will benefit Austrians and stressed that the Commission would continue to listen and engage with the public debate in Austria and elsewhere.