What a load of ordure

IPJ sent this EU/US guff to make our day:

On 12 April 2013, Director-General for Trade Jean-Luc Demarty, Deputy US Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro and US Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Kathleen Doherty met in Washington in their capacity of “Facilitators” of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC). The meeting was also attended by a large number of representatives of the various US agencies and Commission services involved in the work of the TEC.

Facilitators welcomed and reviewed progress on the TEC work agenda since its last meeting in November 2011, in growth markets and emerging sectors such as e-vehicles, raw materials, nanotechnology, e-health or cloud computing, among others. They also agreed concrete follow-up to specific initiatives, which they consider recommending to TEC Co-Chairs. A number of potential new TEC work streams were also briefly presented.

Facilitators confirmed that the TEC is a valuable tool for increasing transatlantic economic integration that complements other bilateral initiatives, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum (HLRCF), and the Energy Council. On this basis, Facilitators called for work under the TEC to continue delivering and producing concrete outcomes in such innovative and economically important areas. TEC facilitators expressed also their strong support for holding a TEC meeting in 2013, possibly in the fall.

A joint report to stakeholders is expected to be published shortly, summarizing discussions under each specific TEC work stream.

The Transatlantic Economic Council was set up in 2007 to guide and stimulate the work on transatlantic economic convergence. It brings together a wide range of ongoing economic cooperation activities in issues of mutual interest and provides for a platform to give political guidance and direction to this work. At the same time, the TEC provides for a political forum for discussing strategic global economic questions. The TEC is co-chaired by the White House Deputy National Special Advisor for International Economic Affairs, Michael Froman, and European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht.

For further information on the Transatlantic Economic Council and the overall EU-US Trade and Investment relationship:

Facilitators welcomed and reviewed progress on the TEC work agenda since its last meeting in November 2011. Groan. Do they really think anyone is impressed, do they really think they’re achieving anything worthwhile, other than free lunches?

Who’s paying for these clowns?

8 comments for “What a load of ordure

  1. April 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Both the citizens and states of the US and of Europe are losing power to unaccountable bureaucracies, which seem to be merging into one…..

  2. Twenty_Rothmans
    April 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Gee, they use quite a bit of prose to say ‘circle jerk’, don’t they?

    Why don’t they open up a sperm bank, seeing as they are furiously self-pleasuring over their stakeholders?

  3. Derek
    April 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Of course they are achieving something. They are achieving a very large expence bill which they will happily send to the taxpayer to settle. They could never be so well off doing a proper job.

  4. Furor Teutonicus
    April 17, 2013 at 3:12 am

    XX Who’s paying for these clowns? XX


  5. Nick
    April 17, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Amazing really. Both the US and Europe are ‘managed’ by opinionated self important utterly incompetent cretinous whelps and both are massively indebted, near bankrupt and structurally corrupt and both adore producing crap like the above.

    Why have we let these people do so much damage?

    • April 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Like that so much I’ll have to steal it as a quote.

  6. mikebravo
    April 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Just having a glass after Mrs T’s funeral.
    Would gladly raise a daily glass to the death of these facilitators and our 650.
    Cheers to those of you who are joining me.

  7. mona
    April 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Just watched Nigel Farage on Zerohedge beating up eurothieves, fantastic watch.

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