Thousands took to the streets in Hanover over the weekend to demonstrate against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal or TTIP.
greenpeace_pb) <a href="https://twitter.com/greenpeace_pb/status/723840147104665600">April 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets. Negotiations were launched three years ago and the <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Obama und Merkel kommen: AntiTTIPDemonstration in Hannover <a href="https://t.co/lJXz83iy23">https://t.co/lJXz83iy23</a> <a href="https://t.co/Llz1HNfd4q">pic.twitter.com/Llz1HNfd4q</a></p>— Die-Stadtredaktion (stadtredaktion) April 14, 2016
The aim of the negotiations is to facilitate transatlantic trade by liberalising all parts of the economy, including manufacturing goods, investments, the service industry and agricultural goods.
Those protesting against the plan claim it is an attack against democracy and workers rights, adding TTIP is being created by and for big business not by the representatives of the people, namely politicians.
Those who back the new deal say they want to abolish the red tape that exists once goods have crossed borders such as differences in technical regulations, standards and approval procedures.