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US trade officials and EU expectations

“If TTIP is seen as a way for Europe to export its way out of its problems, it won’t have support” said the US Trade Representative Michael B.Froman (…)

 

U.S.-European Trade and the Corporate Wish Lists

Lori Wallach, quoted in the New York Times, explains why corporations are so actively lobbying to influence EU-US trade talks: “What they consider trade irritants, we consider the most important consumer, health, environmental, privacy, financial stability safeguards on either side of the Atlantic. This is an effort to achieve through trade what that they could not achieve through democratic processes domestically (…)