Consolidated texts are those where the EU and the US positions on issues are shown side-by-side. These documents are crucial for assessing accountability by comparing those positions with the final text both during the negotiating process and once the agreement is reached.
EU textual proposals are the European Union’s initial proposals for legal text on topics covered by TTIP. They are tabled for discussion with the US in negotiating rounds. The actual text in the final agreement will be a result of negotiations between the EU and US.
EU position papers set out and describe the European Union’s general approach on subject areas in the TTIP negotiations. They are tabled for discussion with the US in negotiating rounds.
Legal advice is produced by the Legal Service (an internal service) of the Commission and contains the Service’s opinions about drafting and conducting international negotiations, as well as a range of other Commission competences.
Non-papers are documents designed to stimulate discussion on a particular issue without representing the official position of the institution or country which drafted them. Non-papers have no official status, but can be very useful in starting debates on particularly sensitive issues.
Minutes of meetings contain (detailed) information about the participants and their positions.
Agendas show date, place, participant(s) and subject(s) of meetings.
Correspondence includes all forms of communication whatever the format in which occurred, such as email.
US documents in possession of the EU include all types of documents mentioned above which were created by the United States and are in possession of a EU institution. These documents are also covered by Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents (Article 2(3)).