Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Greenpeace TTIP Leak
“These documents make clear the scale and scope of the trade citizens of the United States and the European Union are being asked to make in pursuit of corporate profits. It is time for the negotiations to stop, and the debate to begin. Should we be able to act when we have reasonable grounds to believe our health and well-being is at risk, or must we wait until the damage is done?
Environmental protection should not be seen as a barrier to trade, but as a safeguard for our health, and the health of future generations. We call on citizens, civil society, politicians and businesses to engage in this debate openly and without fear. We call on the negotiators to release the latest, complete text to facilitate that discussion, and we ask that the negotiations be stopped until these questions and many more have been answered. Until we can fully engage in a debate about the standards we and our planet need and want.” - Sylvia Borren, Executive Director Greenpeace Netherlands.
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