Mr. Damien Levie
Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section of the
EU Delegation to the United States
February 12, 2015
The Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section of the EU Delegation to the United States, Mr. Damien Levie, convened with GRF Members and a group of GRF Community members at a Roundtable held under the “Global Trade and Turkey in the 21st Century” task force meetings on February 12th. During his speech, Mr. Levie focused on the current status of the TTIP negotiations. Mr. Levie then mentioned the procedural and cultural difficulties faced during the process, and expressed his optimism about the potential outcome of the negotiations while admitting that the process will be grueling and have a long duration. Finally, Mr. Levie addressed the impact of TTIP on Turkey and shared his opinions on Turkey’s roadmap as a third country. Following his speech, Mr. Levie received a wide range of questions from the participants.