These leaks should be seen as another nail in the coffin of a toxic trade deal that corporate power is unsuccessfully trying to impose on ordinary people and our democracies. — Guy Taylor, Global Justice Now
It was bound to happen at some time, a leak of TTIP papers.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), as the leaked papers shows, has nothing to do with trade. Trade is a front to hide the biggest power grab in human history by global corporations, all being pushed through in secret by the EU.
No one should be surprised at this.
EU does not exist for the citizens of Europe, as we saw with the crushing of Greece.
EU exists as a cartel to further the interest of big business.
Today Greenpeace Netherlands have released 248 leaked pages of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts. According to Greenpeace, “the documents unveil for the first time the US position and deliberate attempts to change the EU democratic legislative process.”
The most sinister aspect of the leak is the way the US is demanding that its corporations can know in advance proposals being made by European law makers and will be given particular status in our legislative process. This is a totally unacceptable threat to European democracy.
That is right, the US demands to know in advance what the EU is doing or planning to do. Presumably for confirmation of what they already know through spying.
The US, and for that read US corporations, is looking to change regulation in Europe to lessen the protections on the environment, consumer rights and other rights and protection.
This would mean for example accepting genetically modified foods, glyphosate from Monsanto.
What is disgraceful, is not only that TTIP means handing over democratic control to global corporations, but also that EU is pushing this through in secret.
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