Talking about the decision to postpone the vote BusinessEurope President Marcegaglia said: 'The TTIP project is more than just a trade deal. It allows the EU and the USA to renew their strategic partnership and competitiveness in a globalised world. We were prepared to support the compromise proposed by the EP International Trade Committee on 28 May. However in view of the latest developments postponing the vote was a responsible decision. We regret the EP was not able at this stage to agree on a strong message in favour of an ambitious TTIP. We hope that the additional time given to debate will allow to find a compromise that takes the interests of business, workers and consumers into account and reinforces the Parliament’s role and commitment to have a successful outcome in the TTIP negotiations.'