TTIP state dispute mechanism ‘not necessary’ – Harkin

A controversial state dispute mechanism
that’s being included in the EU-US trade negotiations isn’t necessary. That’s
according to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She was referring to the
Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism known as the ISDS. The European
Parliament this week postponed a key debate and vote on the Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership talks because of differences among MEPs over the
ISDS. It enables companies and investors to take legal action against countries
if they believe their laws are hindering their operations there. Marian Harkin
says there’s no need for any ISDS mechanisms between the EU and the US.

Out words: and the US. 

Dur: 00:24 

McGuinness calls for early EU intervention in dairy sector crises

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says
the EU Commission needs to intervene early when there’s price volatility and other
market uncertainties in the dairy industry. The MEP for the Midlands North-West
constituency was commenting on a recent report issued by the European
Parliament’s Agriculture committee. The Committee found that the high degree of
price volatility along with other recurring crises make investments in
livestock and other production methods very difficult. MEPs say
the EU should develop better ways of responding to
volatile changes in the dairy sector.
Here’s Mairead
McGuinness.

Out words: market demands

Dur: 00:42