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European teachers and students raise concerns with US-EU trade partnership

published 25 March 2014 updated 28 April 2014

Negotiators from the European Union and the United States met in Brussels on 10-14 March to continue the controversial talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

At the TTIP chief negotiators' briefing on 12 March, the US chief negotiator stated that the US aims to include education into the scope of the agreement. ETUCE together with the European Students’ Union sent out a press release expressing concerns about the potential impact of a proposed EU-US free trade deal. The press release is available here.

ETUCE will continue to monitor talks and lobby the European Commission, the European Parliament and member states of the EU to formally exclude both private and public education services from the scope of TTIP.