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

14 March 2014

The latest round of trade negotiations between the EU and US on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) end today with public disapproval growing stronger than ever.

12 March 2014

At the mid-way point of a week of trade talks between the EU and US, big business lobby groups are continuing to gain privileged access to negotiators.

Friends of the Earth Europe has learned today that the EU and US chief negotiators, as well as their respective negotiating teams, will attend a private reception in Brussels this evening hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce and attended by major European business lobby groups such as BusinessEurope. [1]

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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