#privacy #TTIP BRUSSELS: ‘ Protests Across Europe over EU-US Free Trade Pact Closes EU Summit Building ‘
#AceFinanceNews – BRUSSELS:Dec.20 – Protesters gathered in front of an empty EU summit building on Friday (19 December) to demonstrate against the EU-US free trade pact talks EUobserver reported.
A planned two-day summit in Brussels ended early on Thursday evening with EU leaders pledging to have the deal, which is set to remove trade tariffs and harmonise standards with the US, signed by the end of 2015.
But Sebastian Franco, one of the protest organisers at Alliance D-1920, a social movement opposed to the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), told this website their anti-free trade message had not been lost.
“It is the first time the summit finished so early, I would not say it was just because of us, but it was also because of us,” he said.
TTIP is stirring general controversy, with critics saying it will have a negative impact on a whole range of issues…
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