[ComputerworldUK] TTIP Update XIII

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The EU Trade Commissioner has « announced his decision to consult the public on the investment provisions of a future EU-US trade deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The decision follows unprecedented public interest in the talks. »

But, Glyn Moody writes, the Commission « is still assuming that the question is how to make ISDS [investor-state dispute settlement] better, rather than asking whether we need it. »

He argues that, « one of the reasons that the European Commission likes to claim we « must » have ISDS in TAFTA/TTIP is that it will set a precedent for future agreements with China and elsewhere.