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Opinion: France could yet turn out to be the expected hotbed of opposition to TTIP

France’s attitude so far towards the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has puzzled observers. Despite the country’s well-known and entrenched scepticism of free trade and globalisation, it is not France, but the big trading nation Germany, that has become the focal point of opposition to TTIP in Europe. But while Paris has been cautious on …

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SMEs across world worry about TTIP trade diversion, see chance for trade facilitation

The results of a survey published yesterday among the members of the the Global Chambers Platform, a grouping of 16 chambers of commerce representing small businesses from across the globe, show wariness about the EU’s ability to deliver trade deals with their countries, as well as about the potential negative spillovers of the transatlantic trade talks …