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

29 September 2014

The 7th round of negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) kicks off in Washington DC today, amid growing civil society protests at the dangers of the proposed deal for democracy and essential regulations in the areas of public health, safety, the environment and the financial sector.

9 September 2014

Today was the first date on Friends of the Earth's 'Trojan Treaty' tour – a European tour of a giant Trojan horse to raise awareness of the threats posed by the secret EU-US trade talks.

The first stop on the tour was Copenhagen. Friends of the Earth Denmark/NOAH inflated the eight metre high Trojan Horse in the city centre to draw attention to the hidden dangers of the EU-US deal (known as TTIP or the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).

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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