The environmental group Greenpeace released (on 2nd May) 248 pages of classified documents, which, as it is believed, showed how European public health standards could be undermined by the major free-trade agreement. The secrecy surrounding the talks has fueled fears that American corporations may weaken Europe's consumer protection. But the EU's toptrade official denied any plan to lower the standards.
TTIP’s aim is to boost the economies of the EU and the US by removing or reducing trade and foreign investment restrictions.
President Obama said when the talks were launched that TTIP would promote "new growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic". Many critics reject that claim. In a nutshell, TTIP is about eliminating almost all of the tariffs (taxes applied only to imported goods) on trade between the US and the EU.
What will be the future of TTIP?
Will US and EU reach an agreement?
How do the international corporations see the deal?
If any of these questions seem interesting, join us in the Bookhousecafe (Świętokrzyska st.), on 10th May at 7.30 pm.
The discussion will be held in English.