Sunday, March 13, 2016

European Parliament Backs Pro-Corporate TTIP Trade Deal. DN, Headline. 09 Jul 2015.

  As they pressed Greece to accept austerity, members of the European Parliament also voted Wednesday to endorse a U.S.-European free-trade deal critics say would enrich corporations at the expense of the environment and public health. Denounced by critics as a "Corporate Bill of Rights," the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, is being negotiated in secret. One provision would establish a parallel legal system where corporations could sue governments over laws they claim threaten their profits.

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