Snippets from the EGP Manifesto: (2) Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

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The European Green Party 2014 Electoral Manifesto makes the position of the Greens clear on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership(TTIP).

It states the following: Presently, many bilateral EU trade deals are being negotiated, in particular the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States. Greens contest the lack of transparency of these negotiations, where important democratic choices are on the agenda. Greens not only defend our environmental, health, agriculture and food, consumer and labour standards, public interests and data protection, but also the possibility of strengthening them to implement the Green New Deal. We oppose biotech and toxic financial products marketed in the US being automatically approved for the EU. We draw clear red lines against any weakening of EU legislation. We refuse, through the inclusion of international investor-state dispute settlement in trade agreements, to allow private companies to sue democratically elected governments in order to protect corporate interests against social or environmental reforms. We mobilize against any trade agreement that does not honour these principles and therefore we oppose TTIP in its current form. ((EGP 2014 Manifesto section entitled  : For a Fair Trade Policy).

For more information you may view the EGP posiiton paper on TTIP entitled : Too Many Untrustworthy Promises and Real Risks

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4 comments on “Snippets from the EGP Manifesto: (2) Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

  1. anyone who has the environment at heart and does not support the greedy multi national companies at all costs has per force to vote green, the only party who always puts the environment, ie. our lifesblood first!

  2. What is the position of the LP and PN (and the blocks they are in the European Parliament) on the TTIP?

    • Joe: Ask the PN and PL! I have no idea as to their position as it has not been explained in public. As to their European parties I think that there will not be a homogenous reaction. The EPP may be generally in favour whilst the Socialist Group will most probably be a mixed reaction. At the end it may well depend on the individual issues in the final proposal.

  3. The EGP is right. The EU must not remain the ‘slave’ of the USA. It is one of the things that makes certain people Euroskeptic. We have inherited crisis after crisis and corruption after corruption from the USA.
    Besides the TTIP there are also the foreign policy, including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; as well as the defence problem i.e. NATO!

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