INTA Committee in the European Parliament Backs ISDS in TTIP
On May 28, 2015, the International Trade (INTA) committee of the European Parliament voted a report in favor of a slightly amended Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)1. Despite opposition from 5 committees in the European Parliament, including the powerful legal affairs (JURI) one, the MEPs seemed to find the vague promises from the Commission that TTIP would be lightly modified by changing the organisation of the court, but not the principle of the ISDS itself, sufficient.
April deeply regrets that the INTA committee did not follow the steps of other committees by asking for an end to the antidemocratic negotiations on TAFTA and TTIP.
The report should be discussed in plenary in June. The opinion of the European Parliament is not binding for the negotiators.