The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) followed a series of trade negotiations carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US resulting in a bi-lateral agreement to reduce regulatory barriers to trade for big business in areas like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations.
The intensely secret negotiations were planned to be finalized in an agreement by the end of 2014, but after a proposed draft was leaked to the public in March of 2014, the European commission released some clauses and in January 2015 published parts of an overview for public viewing. The agreement is now slated to be finished by 2019 or 2020.
This video shows how that public viewing of the overview is being allowed to the ‘people’ via our elected representatives. If anyone doubts that large corporations are fully in charge of public policy around the world this clip should illuminate.
The absurd constraints placed on Members of European Parliament who want to examine the text of the TTIP agreement between the US and the EU. Here is a direct video link.
— Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (@lukeming) May 4, 2016