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Jul 24, 2013

The E.U & the U.S already share a 'free trade' agreement, with very few barriers for trade between the two continents, so what is The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership really about? MAny believe it will be bad for democracy & citizens of both countries, allowing for corporations to over-ride regional and national laws under the agreement. For example it would allow U.S corporations to challange E.U laws prohibiting GM foods. In fact the proposal follows a persistent campaign by industry lobby groups and law firms to empower large companies to challenge regulations both at home and abroad if they affect their profits. As a result, EU member states could soon find domestic laws to protect the public interest challenged in secretive, offshore tribunals where national laws have no weight and politicians no powers to intervene. Which can only be bad for democracy both sides of the atlantic. http://corporateeurope.org/publications/transatlantic-corporate-bill-rights  

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Posted: Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:04 am
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