Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken European protection laws on the environment and public health.
#TTIPleak – we are very grateful to
Greenpeace</a> for the leak but it underlines our fears on the EU-US <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TTIP?src=hash">#TTIP</a> talks <a href="https://t.co/A6Tb75y83G">pic.twitter.com/A6Tb75y83G</a></p>— Greens in the EP (GreensEP) May 2, 2016
The as yet to be concluded Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is an attempt to create the world’s biggest free trade zone between the US and European Union.
Greenpeace projected the leaks on the Bundestag to make public the content of the talks, which are being conducted in secret.
Brilliant move against TTIP – thanks
greenpeace_de</a> for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ttipleaks?src=hash">#ttipleaks</a>! <a href="https://t.co/S34grxLo0V">pic.twitter.com/S34grxLo0V</a></p>— Lemonaid (_LemonAid) May 2, 2016
The NGO says that 800 million people will affected by the TTIP deal and claims “TTIP is about a huge transfer of power from people to big business.”
TTIP leaks: US undermining EU standards, says Greenpeace https://t.co/Gz95LFhNgE via
euobs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EUpol?src=hash">#EUpol</a> <a href="https://t.co/2ZRQ9KZbp7">pic.twitter.com/2ZRQ9KZbp7</a></p>— EUwatch (EUWatchers) May 2, 2016
Both Brussels and Washington believe TTIP will provided and major boost to both economies.
Greenpeace discloses secret papers on #TTIP https://t.co/s5st6DUitt via
EuranetplusDE</a> <a href="https://t.co/jGMMuhh62P">pic.twitter.com/jGMMuhh62P</a></p>— Euranet Plus (EuranetPlus) April 22, 2016
But opposition is growing with millions signing an on-line petition as street protests gather momentum.