TTIP dialogue in Stockholm

A unique event organised by the Government Offices together with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise brought together representatives of business, civil society, the EU and the United States for a full-day dialogue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

  • Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde delivered the concluding address.

    Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde delivered the concluding address.

    Photo Karin Nylund, Government Offices

  • High level Panel

    High-level panel: EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, Carola Lemne from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and Karl-Petter Thorvaldsson from the Swedish Trade Union Confederation.

    Photo Karin Nylund, Government Offices

  • TTIP Chief Negotiators Ignacio Garcia Bercero, DG Trade and Dan Mullaney, assistant US Trade representative.

    TTIP Chief Negotiators Ignacio Garcia Bercero, DG Trade and Dan Mullaney, assistant US Trade representative.

    Photo Karin Nylund, Government Offices

  • Director Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center, USA

    Director Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center, USA

    Photo Karin Nylund, Government Offices

  • Moderator Sabina Dewan

    The event was moderated by Sabina Dewan.

    Photo Karin Nylund, Government Offices

  • Plenary Debate Real & Imagined Threats

    Plenary Debate: Real & Imagined Threats - The Debate in the Media with Sunny Hundal, Anja Türkan, Brit Stakston, Juri Schnöller.

    Photo Karin Nylund, Government Offices

  • Rosa Crawford from the UK Trades Union Congress asks a question

    During the course of the day, there was plenty of time for questions from the audience. Here, Rosa Crawford from the UK Trades Union Congress asks a question.

    Photo Karin Nylund, Government Offices

TTIP dialogue web casts

TTIP dialogue was partly web casted on LO play

Participants in TTIP dialogue

Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde, the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman, and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström took part in debates and gave speeches during the day.

"For an open and trade-dependent country such as Sweden, it has never been an option to say no to trade, and the TTIP negotiations are a historic opportunity to contribute to Sweden's and the EU's prosperity," said Ms Linde.

In smaller groups, representatives of environmental organisations, the business sector and trade unions in Sweden and around the world discussed various aspects of TTIP and the ongoing negotiations. Together with Ms Malmström and Mr Froman, Ms Linde visited a Swedish company to discuss trade and the opportunities of TTIP. Negotiations on TTIP also took place at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation headquarters.

"There is a consensus in our country on the importance of trade and openness, which is clearly manifested in this dialogue meeting. Continued openness and transparency, and engaging stakeholder organisations and citizens are important as negotiations continue," said Ms Linde.

The event was webcast live.