Assessment of negotiation proposal by the EU-Commission on a reformed investment chapter in TTIP

On 12 November 2015, the European Commission presented a negotiation proposal for the investment chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to the United States. The proposal is in large parts identical with the draft presented on 16 September 2015. It takes into account both the outcome of the public consultations on investment protection in 2014 and the European Parliament’s resolution on TTIP adopted in the summer of 2015.

BDI welcomes many of the provisions proposed by the European Commission. Nevertheless, some parts of the proposal need to be improved substantially. For example, the appointment of judges may on no account become politicized.


Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner
External Economic Policy


Dr. Christoph Sprich
Senior Manager
External Economic Policy
BDI e.V.