TTIP is an attack on social standards that exist in European countries but that the US has never had

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The Transatlantic Agreement and the Burial of European Democracy

Over the weekend, ahead of the latest and ninth round of talks between the European Commission and the US on the preparation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 750 protests took place in 45 countries around the world against the Atlantists’ initiatives (see the map below). In a statement by the organisers of the demonstrations, it says: «Over the past few decades, corporations and governments have entered into secret treaties and investment agreements at the expense of our rights and the environment». The assault on democracy being carried out in the name of liberalisation is giving rise to growing opposition.

Europeans are showing the greatest activity (indicated by the yellow circles on the map), with protests rising to a fever pitch in Germany where there have been 290 demonstrations against the Transatlantic agreement. The largest demonstration took place…

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