EU-US trade deal The interests of people and the planet must be put before the interests of big business

31 July 2014

The extreme lack of transparency surrounding the EU-US trade talks is coming under increasing pressure today, as the European Ombudsman calls for documents related to the talks to be published, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

17 July 2014

The United States and Canadian governments are using ongoing trade talks to push the European Union to allow devastating tar sands unfettered access to its market, according to a new report out today.

As trade negotiations between the EU and US on a transatlantic trade treaty continue in Brussels this week, the research by European and North American environmental organisations reveals how Canada and the US have been using trade talks to pressure Europe to weaken its climate policy.

An EU-US trade deal will only be acceptable if it builds a better future for people and the environment. A deal must not lead to a weaker protection for the environment and citizens. It must not give corporations more rights than citizens.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe is working to raise awareness of the threats posed by the EU-US trade deal and to end the secrecy surrounding the talks.

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