Tag Archive | TTIP

NATO Sec Gen Rasmussen delivers final Washington address

New threats give alliance a new purpose

By Jared Angle

WASHINGTON –– New military and economic threats in Europe, Russia and the Middle East will reinvigorate the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, according to the military alliance’s top official.

Outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke on July 7 at the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy research institute, in one of his final addresses to American audiences before the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales.

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen speaks at the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago.

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen speaks at the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago. Photo by Jared Angle.

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US-EU trade deal to boost trans-Atlantic trade, investment

By Jared Angle

Americans import thousands of European products, including famous brands like Fiat, Ikea and Heineken that have become ubiquitous in daily American life. However, the trade of industrial goods, which makes up a large market share in the United States and European Union, can benefit from free trade under an upcoming agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, also known as TTIP.

TTIP is a proposed U.S.-EU free trade agreement intended to bolster investment and increase movement of goods and services between the two regions, and is projected to generate additional income for the U.S. and the EU, according to Silvia Kofler, head of press and public diplomacy at the European Union Delegation to the United States.

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