Glyn Moody writes that although the European Commission put investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) on hold in order to allow a public consultation, he suspects strongly that « the European Commission will only make a few tiny cosmetic changes to its plans – which it will nonetheless trumpet loudly. »
« […] various people from the European Commission’s TTIP team have emphasised that the « new and improved » version of ISDS that the Commission wants for TAFTA/TTIP will be based on the similarly « new and improved » version found in the EU-Canada free trade agreement, generally known as CETA. »
There are important discrepenacies between what EC claims and what was found in the leaked documents. On several crucial points, the EC is either « stretching the truth », « not being totally frank » and « claiming more than it should » about the provisions in the agreement being negotiated.