Robert Born has a Master in Globalization, War and Conflict from Denmark and the UK. Winner for best regional environment article in 2013, he has worked as a reporter in Brazil and as a freelance for companies in London, Paris, New York and other cities.
Jacob Schrot is a second year graduate student of Transatlantic Relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin, and Freie Universität Berlin. He is founder of the Initiative junge Transatlantiker / Young Transatlantic Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the cooperation between the younger generations of Germany and the United States of America. Since May 2014, he serves as President of the Federation of German-American Clubs (FGAC). His contributions to The European express his personal views.
This July the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) completes three years of existence and its biggest wish is to become a reality. Angela Merkel is strongly in favor of the treaty and Barack Obama putting it as a priority. But the only thing Europeans should celebrate about the three-year birthday is the TTIP still did not reach an agreement from all partners involved.
TTIP is more than a trade deal. It’s an opportunity to cement the Euro-Atlantic geopolitical alliance and restore faith in the Western model of market economies.