Greenpeace publishes confidential U.S. – EU trade deal documents

According to Greenpeace and citing confidential documents from the talks, the free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards. Greenpeace opposes the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), arguing with other critics that it would hand too much power to big business at the expense of consumers and national governments.  On the other hand, supporters say the TTIP would deliver more than $100 billion of economic gains on both sides of the Atlantic.

Greenpeace Netherland published 248 pages of “consolidated texts” for 13 chapters, or about half, of the deal on the website on Monday. They date from early April, before a round of meeting in New York last week.

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