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Questions tabled with European Commission regarding #TTIP

Nessa speaking at EuroHealthNet DRIVERS conference on health equity Brussels 3 Feb

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Thursday 12 Feb 2015

‘I have tabled the following questions regarding various aspect of the EU US Trade Talks, commonly called TTIP, will post answers as soon as we receive them’ Nessa.

Job creation claims with regard to TTIP

Could the Commission indicate whether it has released or endorsed or commissioned any piece of research containing or exploring job-creation projections linked to the conclusion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, since the new college of Commissioners was confirmed last October?

TTIP, investor protection and intellectual property

Is the Commission considering the inclusion of intellectual property in the definition of investment, for the purposes of investor protection provisions in the text of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, in its talks with the United States authorities?

ECJ and investor protection

Does the Commission consider that, for the matters under its jurisdiction, the Court of Justice of the European Union provides an adequate forum of recourse for private investors that operate in the EU markets?

Could the Commission specifically indicate the instances where an international arbitration system is necessary so as to provide better transparency and legal security for investors in the EU jurisdictions?

EU law and investor protection

Does the Commission consider that the acquis communautaire equips the EU jurisdictions with a optimal legal system which robustly protects private investors that operate in the EU markets?

Could the Commission specifically indicate the instances where an international arbitration system is necessary so as to provide enhanced or specific legal protection for investors in the EU jurisdictions, as opposed to a mere application of the acquis communautaire?

ISDS legal fee statistics

Is the Commission in possession of comprehensive statistical data pertaining to the outcome of investor-state arbitration outcomes, as regards the ratio of decisions where the payment of legal fees was assigned to the investor party versus the state party, as well as to how this compares to the substantive outcome of the decisions for either type of party?