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

28 October 2015

Across Europe, citizens stood shoulder to shoulder this month in a series of protests and actions that demonstrated the ever increasing public opposition to the faltering Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal.

Our member groups joined hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of Europe's town and cities as part of a an International Week of Actions (10-17 October) to stand against the Trojan horse treaty that puts profits for big business ahead of our society, health & environment.

Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
26 October 2015

A leaked European Union document has revealed that the EU is willing to trade away essential environmental safeguards during the ongoing EU-US trade talks.

The US-EU trade deal is a Trojan horse treaty; a dangerous deal that puts big business ahead of our society, health and environment.


Together we can stop this Trojan horse treaty unravelling our hard-won standards, and act to put people and the planet before profits.

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