Greenpeace leaks big part of secret TTIP documents

Greenpeace has leaked secret documents describing the TTIP deal:

Whether you care about environmental issues, animal welfare, labour rights or internet privacy, you should be concerned about what is in these leaked documents. They underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced: TTIP is about a huge transfer of power from people to big business.

And Cecilia Malmström of the European Commission responds:

It is only normal that both parties in a negotiation want to achieve as many of their own objectives as possible. That does not mean that the other side gives in to those demands. That does not mean that the parties will meet halfway. In areas where we are too far apart in a negotiation, we simply will not agree. In that sense, many of today’s alarmist headlines are a storm in a teacup.

If this were a free trade deal, it would not be so complicated. This is a special interest managed trade deal marketed as a free trade deal. Even if Malmström is right or merely honest claiming these documents represent the initial bid of what both parties want to achieve, it still isn’t free trade and still isn’t in the people’s interest.

Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump oppose this deal.

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