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AHI Supports Trade, Investment Agreement between U.S., European Union
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
June 2, 2013—No. 37 (202) 785-8430

AHI Supports Trade, Investment Agreement between U.S., European Union

Joins coalition to back agreement that would benefit Greece, Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) avidly supports the efforts of President Barack Obama to negotiate and conclude the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union.  The TTIP is comprehensive agreement which would enable goods and services to flow freely between the United States and the European Union, harmonize quality and other standards and facilitate cross border investment.

AHI has commenced a program to support the enactment the TTIP.  The TTIP will create the largest trading and investment community in the world.  The United States will realize benefits in terms of job creation, commercial activity and lucrative markets for exports.  In addition, the TTIP is essential to the improvement of the economies of Greece and Cyprus.  As member states of the European Union, Greece and Cyprus will be part of this trading and investment and realize the commercial and economic benefits which will flow from the TTIP.

AHI has joined the Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade (BCTT) which is a coalition of groups and companies that support the TTIP.  AHI will participate in the activities of BCTT as well as other groups of TTIP supporters.  AHI will testify at public hearings, advocate passage of the TTIP in Congress, publish articles on specific provisions of the TTIP and update the membership developments as the TTIP progresses through the law making process.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think tank and public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

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For additional information, please contact Georgea Polizos at (202) 785-8430 or at pr@ahiworld.org. For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our Web site at http://www.ahiworld.org.