EU Disclosures Could Complicate TTIP Negotiations

By Alex Lawson (September 4, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT) -- The European Union, in an attempt to stem the persistent accusations of secrecy in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations with the U.S., has taken the highly unusual step of publishing its full negotiating proposals, a move that experts say could complicate the already precarious talks.

Ever since declaring a "fresh start" in the TTIP negotiations following the European Commission's change in leadership last fall, the EU has made public participation in its trade agenda a primary goal, publishing a litany of documents aimed at shedding light on the 28-nation bloc's intentions for the accord.

The bulk of these materials...

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