Gabriel Siles-Brügge

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    Regulatory chill? Why TTIP could inhibit governments from regulating in the public interest

Regulatory chill? Why TTIP could inhibit governments from regulating in the public interest

On 10 June a key debate in the European Parliament on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was suspended. As Gabriel Siles-Brügge and Nicolette Butler write, much of the criticism of TTIP has focused on its impact on public healthcare systems and the role of ‘corporate tribunals’. They argue that this overlooks one of TTIP’s central purposes: a […]

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The potential benefits of the EU-US free trade deal may be much smaller than we have been led to believe

Last week, the latest round of talks on the EU-US free trade agreement got underway. Gabriel Siles-Brügge and Ferdi De Ville write that while an EU-US trade deal is assumed to generate a number of benefits, the reality may be far less impressive in practice. Rather than represent ‘the cheapest stimulus package you can imagine’, they argue the deal is a […]

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