European Parliament resolution on TTIP
Mon 2 Mar 2015, 17:00

The European Parliament is going to adopt a Resolution on TTIP. A resolution is a political statement which does not have binding effects. However, a strong resolution from the Parliament could be a step in the right direction.

The Committee on International Trade (INTA) is in charge of the dossier and it will be guided by Opinions from 14 other Committees before it submits its report to Plenary (vote scheduled 18-21 May).

Digital agenda should be dealt by one agency, advises the National Convent to the Czech Government
Thu 28 May 2015, 17:13

On 28 May, the Czech National Convent on the European Union made several recommendations for the area of the European Digital Agenda. Among others, the National Convent recommended to dedicate Digital Agenda policy to only one agency, to remove obstacles to cross-border online trade as quickly as possible, to adhere to the principle of digital by default, and to have open-source software requirement as a standard component of tenders. The recommendations and background paper are available in English at the end of this page.

TRIPS Council to discuss waiver extension
Mon 8 Jun 2015, 14:00

The World Trade Organization committee on intellectual property and trade this week will discuss a range of issues including a request by least-developed countries to extend the time before they are required to enforce rules on IP and pharmaceuticals. Other issues include a discussion of IP and innovation, and a moratorium on complaints about government actions that do not violate WTO rules but may harm trade.

The WTO Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is scheduled to meet on 9-10 June.

Resolution on transparency of trade negotiations endorsed at UN Internet Governance Forum meeting
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 17:40
EFF's involvement during the last two Internet Governance Forum meetings led to a resolution on transparency which was drafted in a multistakeholder process and which was endorsed by participants at the meeting by rough consensus.

The recommendations are similar to those that EFF and other groups and experts delivered to the United States Trade Representative in January this year, which were in turn influenced by the previous year’s Brussels Declaration on Trade and the Internet.