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Childers calls for public debate on social and public health impact of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

EU US Trade talks protest

Press Release

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

Nessa Childers said today that ‘very few people were aware of the current EU US trade talks, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP),  and the possible negative impact the trade deal could have on social and public health in Ireland and the EU’.

The Independent MEP was speaking at a cross-party protest held by MEPs outside the reading room, against the secretive nature of the negotiations. Only the members of the International Trade Committee of European Parliament are allowed to consult the around 1000-page long draft, behind closed doors, under strict security conditions aimed at preventing the dissemination of any part of the document. Read More