European Union and USA are negotiating secrectly about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty, shortly TTIP. It is a sugar coated cake filled with unpleasant surprises.
George Monbiot wrote 5th November 2014 in Guardian:
“On this day a year ago, I was in despair. A dark cloud was rising over the Atlantic, threatening to blot out some of the freedoms our ancestors lost their lives to secure. The ability of parliaments on both sides of the ocean to legislate on behalf of their people was at risk from an astonishing treaty, that would grant corporations special powers to sue governments. I could not see a way of stopping it.
Almost no one had heard of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US, except those who were quietly negotiating it. And I suspected that almost no one ever would. Even the name seemed perfectly designed to repel public interest. I wrote about it(1) for one reason: to be able to tell my children that I had not done nothing.”
If you do not like TTIP, you can sign the Self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP and CETA.