Voted today: The European Parliament’s recommendations call for the exclusion of all public services in TTIP


The European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) voted on its recommendations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on 28 May 2015. The TTIP recommendations call for the exclusion of all current and future public services.  Furthermore, it details that it must "ensure that national and local authorities retain the full right to introduce, adopt, maintain or repeal any measures with regard to the commissioning, organisation, funding and provision of public services,...,this exclusion should apply irrespective of how the services are provided and funded".

While INTA is responsible for the recommendations, in total 14 other committees of the European Parliament have been involved in the process by drafting opinions. In the next step the European Parliament is to vote in plenary upon the TTIP recommendations in mid-June.

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