TTIP - Giving Up Our Democracy

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. As a bi-lateral trade agreement, TTIP is about reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations.

Apart of that agreement relates to the rules for Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) that will empower multinationals to sue democratically elected governments for passing laws which threaten their profits and this could mean shareholders not voters making key decisions thus reducing democratic accountability.

How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

This looks at the three international ‘trade’ deals (TTP, TTIP, & TISA) that the USA is negotiating with Europe and Asia and that has created so much opposition.

What is TTIP?

John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, gives an introduction to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US deal now under negotiation that threatens jobs, public services and democracy itself.

Is TTIP a "monstrous assault on democracy"? - Truthloader

On 14 November  a live Hangout discussion was held with Glyn Moody, a journalist and writer who specialises in looking at open source, open data, copyright, patents and digital rights. The Guardian's George Monbiot recently described the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as a 'monstrous assault on democracy'. In this highlight from the discussion we ask Glyn whether this comment is fair.

The Truth behind TTIP

How will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the United States and the European Union are negotiating, affect the life of people in Europe?.

TTIP: Regulatory Cooperation - a Threat to Democracy

Video on regulatory cooperation in the TTIP negotiations, a joint project of SumOfUs, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), LobbyControl, Seattle to Brussels Network and Campact. We denounce “regulatory cooperation“ as a danger to democracy and an attempt to put the interests of big business before the protection of citizens, workers and the environment