Green­peace leaks files to tor­pedo US-EU trade deal

Green­peace Nether­lands pub­lished 248 pages of “con­sol­i­dated texts” for 13 chap­ters, or about half, of the deal on the web­site TTIPleaks.org on Mon­day.

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Asweep­ing free trade deal be­ing ne­go­ti­ated between the Euro­pean Union and the United States would lower food safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards, Green­peace said on Mon­day, cit­ing con­fi­den­tial doc­u­ments from the talks. But the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion said the doc­u­ments re­flected ne­go­ti­at­ing po­si­tions, not any fi­nal out­come, and the EU’s chief ne­go­tia­tor dis­missed some of Green­peace’s points as “flatly wrong”.

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. Sup­port­ers say the TTIP would de­liver more than US$100bil­lion (F$206.31bn) of eco­nomic gains on both sides of the At­lantic. Green­peace Nether­lands pub­lished 248 pages of “con­sol­i­dated texts” for 13 chap­ters, or about half, of the deal on the web­site TTIP-leaks.org on Mon­day. Times of In­dia

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