Monday January 27, 2020

Tom McGurk: TTIP will turn EU citizens into consumers

Quietly, US and EU bureaucrats and corporate interests are regulating a trade deal that will threaten consumer protection, environmental laws and workers’ rights

26th July, 2015
Europe by stealth Credit: Bloomberg

It is truly astonishing that what is perhaps the most important and unpredictable major European treaty is trundling its way through the European bureaucracy without any major journalistic or political scrutiny here in Ireland.

While we are fed a diet of largely predictable and asinine reportage from the banking inquiry – which has yet to reveal anything that we didn’t know already – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has hardly figured anywhere....

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