Gastbeitrag von Fabio De Masi in The Parliament Magazine
The European commission wants to strike the biggest rade deal in history with the US: the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). The commission hails TTIP as an engine for growth and jobs. However, many citizens are worried that TTIP undermines financial regulation, consumer protection, environmental standards, labour laws and threatens public ownership of critical infrastructure. TTIP is not so much about removal of already low tariffs between the EU and the US. The main focus is “non-tariff barriers to trade”.