An agreement is presently being negotiated between the EU and the USA, called a trade agreement that would, if concluded, produce a “treaty like no other before”. This is TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It is about much more than trade.
TTIP, as it stands, would have wide ranging and in many aspects irreversible impacts on our daily lives, in particular on our health, food, labour, product safety, environment, social standards as well as privacy standards. It could even fundamentally change the way in which we use democratic institutions to set regulations in all these fields, undermining the relevance of citizens´ preferences and demands.
AD joins the Greens in resisting such an agreement which puts the interests of powerful corporations above everything else, and above democracy.
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