09 Jul 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 09 JULYBrussels Daily
Statement by Commissioner Malmström on the European Parliament’s vote on TTIP
Following Wednesday’s approval by the European Parliament of a resolution on the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said that the vote “establishes a strong and forward-looking political platform” as the negotiating process continues. In a statement issued following the vote, Commissioner Malmström added: “It’s clear from today’s vote that only an ambitious, comprehensive and balanced agreement which demonstrably delivers jobs and growth in Europe will obtain democratic backing. That is what I am seeking with our US partners. What today’s vote also signals is that the old system of investor-state dispute settlement should not and cannot be reproduced in TTIP – Parliament’s call today for a ‘new system’ must be heard, and it will be”. The online version of the statement can be found here. The 10th round of the TTIP negotiations will take place next week in Brussels.
Report on 2014 infringements: Commission enforces correct implementation of EU law
Today, the Commission adopted its Annual Report on how it monitors the application of European Union law in 2014. The 32nd ‘Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of EU Law’ reviews the Member States’ performance on key aspects of the application of Union law and highlights the main enforcement policy developments of 2014. Overall, the number of formal infringement procedures has decreased in the last five years. This reflects the effectiveness of the structured dialogue with Member States before a formal infringement procedure is launched via EU Pilot – the online platform which Member States and Commission services use to communicate and clarify the factual and legal background of problems arising in relation to the application of EU law. It also reflects the Commission’s determination to work with the Member States to improve compliance at an early stage and to resolve potential infringements quickly, to the benefit of citizens and businesses. A press release and fact sheets by country are available online.
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