With the official nomination of President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, Michael Froman, as the next U.S. Trade Representative, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)has taken a vital and important step closer to the negotiating starting gate. Froman, a close friend and advisor of the President, has been central to the Obama Administration’s trade agenda since 2009.
By Zachary Laven, European Affairs Editorial Assistant
In the tug-of-war over new EU rules levying carbon taxes on airlines’ flights, the U.S. has signaled for the first time that failure to change or at least postpone the European plan could hold up future progress on global climate-change talks.
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