Jocelyn Lequesne is persuing a double-degree in European economic law and regulation at the Institut d’études politiques of Strasbourg, France and “European and International Business, Competition, and Regulatory Law” at the Freie Universität Berlin. After an exchange program at Syracuse University in the United States, he mainly chose to focus on legal and economic issues concerning EU-US relations.
Michael Bloss is Spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens. He studied Globalisation and Developments studies in London and International Relations in Dresden and Dar es Salaam. He focuses on the effects that international trade and the international financial system have on the Global South.
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.
Fostering free trade means fostering a better tomorrow. No other policy can generate more prosperity and development throughout the world. But politicians remain stubborn and keep on wasting precious funds.
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.
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich urges us to save capitalism from its own excesses. He sat down with Martin Eiermann to discuss austerity, inequality and our return to the gilded age.