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New European Commission Split over Trade Arbitration

Posted October 22, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Christian Oliver – Financial Times)

Jean-Claude Juncker, incoming president of the European Commission, has stripped his trade commissioner of the exclusive mandate to handle the most sensitive element of a deal with the US, potentially the world’s biggest trade accord.

Even before Sweden’s Cecilia Malmström takes office at the beginning of next month, the new commission has shown that it is divided about how to handle the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Read more here.

Related: EU Parliament Approves New Juncker Commission (Deutsche Welle)