Sunday, 13 July 2014

Anti-TTIP Front Launched

 Social Europe: Front against TTIP (Malta) has been set up by Żminijietna - Voice of the Left; Anti-Poverty Alliance; Moviment Graffitti; Association of Federative Socialists; and GWU Youth. The Front will be inviting other NGOs, political parties and interested individuals to join the initiative.  

Social Europe: Front against TTIP (Malta) will be appealing to the Maltese Government and Members of the European Parliament to oppose the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the USA.  

“If approved, the TTIP will have an anti-social impact that paves the way for increased big business dominance and commercialisation in various sectors and in essential public services.  This will threaten jobs and will lead to lower standards to the detriment of public health, public safety, workers’ and consumers’ rights and environmental protection. Areas affected include health care; education; culture; and various social services. Workers, consumers and small businesses will lose out in the process”. 

  “Both the European Parliament and the European Council have both given their consent for a negotiating mandate for the TTIP process. The European Commission is negotiating on behalf of the EU and its Member States, and the European Parliament is entitled to be regularly informed on the process in question. However, in accordance with the EU Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Article 207(3) and Article 218 of the TFEU), the final TTIP agreement can only be concluded by the European Council and the Member States if the European Parliament gives its consent”.

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