Time for governments to declare the end of TTIP and CETA

30 August 2016 - 1:00pm
Press release

Responding to news that France has demanded an end to TTIP talks, Mark Dearn, War on Want’s Senior Trade Campaigner said:

“It’s about time an EU government stepped up to the plate and listened to the people of Europe, who have unequivocally said in their millions that they want nothing to do with TTIP. Yet, opposing TTIP rings a little hollow when the same EU governments are still trying to force through the ‘Canadian TTIP’, CETA, which could allow tens of thousands of North American corporations to sue the UK for up to 20 years after Brexit.

“Despite senior French and German politicians – as well as the UK Labour Party – coming out against TTIP, the European Commission is keeping up its TTIP spin operation. Governments must now come together to declare that TTIP and CETA will be terminated, and that we will never again secretly negotiate trade deals that destroy social protection rules, lock-in the privatisation of public services, and allow corporations to sue governments for lost profits in their own private justice system.”

 

Notes to Editors

For more information contact Mark Dearn on 07804289680, or Vicki Hird on 07903478249

Guardian: France demands an end to TTIP talks

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