The free trade agreement (TAFTA | TTIP) currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union has the potential to significantly impact the lives of people on both sides of the Atlantic and across the world. Because it is crucial to broaden the debate on this topic of global importance, we extend to you a free digital copy of our publication on TAFTA | TTIP, entitled The Transatlantic Colossus: Global Contributions to Broaden the Debate on the EU-US Free Trade Agreement, which compiles 22 articles written by a multitude of well-informed global stakeholders, members of civil society, academia, think tanks, consumer and activist groups, and business organizations.
Download your digital copy of ‘The Transatlantic Colossus: Global Contributions to Broaden the Debate on the EU-US Free Trade Agreements’ in .pdf, .epub, and .mobi file formats.
The compilation is the result of an international call for papers, organized by the Berlin Forum on Global Politics in association with the Internet & Society Collaboratory and FutureChallenges.org of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The aim of this publication is to deepen the discussion on the magnitude of the agreement and its widespread social, political, and economic implications for EU and US societies, as well as for those in third countries.
Accordingly, the publication reflects a strong plurality of views on TAFTA | TTIP and addresses the impact that the agreement could have on a wide variety of areas: from the quality of food to the fair use of cultural and intellectual materials, from the protection of digital consumers and their privacy to the costs of medication, from the exclusion of developing and emerging economies to the potential demise of the global multilateral free trade order; and from European integration to the by-passing of national and EU courts through investor-state dispute settlements.
Please do feel free to share this publication with individuals, groups, and institutions within your network that may have an interest in the negotiations and their implications. Also, we are thankful for any feedback you may wish to give us, since we are sharing the publication in the hope that it will help nurture a dialogue between divergent perspectives and contribute to the ongoing discussion by expanding the diversity of actors and informing a wider audience.