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Italy: ‘People before profits!’ Thousands decry TTIP in Rome
7 May 2016
Tens of thousands took to the streets in Rome, Saturday, to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United States.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Tens of thousands rally against TTIP
Monday 9th May 2016
Opponents of secretive EU-US trade deal hit streets of Rome
ITALY’S militant trade union centre, the General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), drew tens of thousands onto the streets of Rome at the weekend to denounce the secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal between the EU and the US.
Demonstrators gathered in San Giovanni Square held up anti-TTIP banners reading: “American chicken stuffed with hormones on our tables? Stop TTIP.”
Other posters proclaimed: “People before profits” and “Free circulation? For people not capital,” while chanting slogans denouncing the treaty.
Anti-TTIP protesters are convinced that the pact will lead to a deterioration in agricultural practices, as well as damaging the quality of work and services.
“First, because it accelerates privatisation and, second, because big corporations will rule over European governments,” demonstrator Loretta Boni explained.
Some other signs held up by protesters warned: “Nato and TTIP chain us up to wars! No TTIP! No Nato!”
The trade deal has been strongly opposed by millions of Europeans, with hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets in Germany, Belgium, Britain and Spain.
In Germany, the most recent opinion poll conducted by broadcaster ARD revealed that 70 per cent oppose the TTIP trade treaty.
This constitutes a massive fall in support compared to 2014, when a similar poll found just 55 per cent of Germans viewed the deal negatively.
Critics … say that TTIP would place corporate interests above those of nations and workers, arguing that international corporations would be given power at the expense of small and medium-sized businesses.
TTIP opponents have also taken an especially critical stance against genetically modified (GM) crops, as the deal could allow US companies to bypass EU regulations and sell GM products in Europe.
The secrecy surrounding the talks has also drawn strong condemnation.
Greenpeace Netherlands published leaked documents last Tuesday, suggesting that climate protection, jobs, food safety and online privacy rights will be whittled away under the deal.
ITALIAN demonstrator Loretta Boni hits the nail on the head with her opposition to TTIP: “First, because it accelerates privatisation and, second, because big corporations will rule over European governments”: here.
On Sunday, German Economics Minister and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel expressed major doubts that the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), would be concluded: here.
Deep economic tensions between the United States and Europe erupted to the surface yesterday, as Paris demanded a cutoff of trade talks between the US and the European Union (EU), and the EU demanded that US tech giant Apple pay billions in back taxes. Two days after German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel criticized the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), French officials called for suspending talks on Washington’s flagship free-trade deal with Europe, bitterly attacking US negotiating tactics: here.