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TTIP trade talks continue – regulatory cooperation hot public health issue

Over 160 civil society groups from 23 countries denounce “regulatory cooperation” in the TTIP negotiations as a threat to democracy and an attempt to put the interests of big business before the protection of citizens, workers, and the environment.

HEAL and many of its member organisations are signatory to a NGO statement on Regulatory Cooperation, “TTIP: Regulatory cooperation is the ultimate tool to prevent or weaken future public interest standards for citizens, workers, consumers, and the environment” also available in French, English, Spanish, German and Greek here

On 10 February 2015, the EU published, ‘Introduction on textual proposal on regulatory cooperation with TTIP’, its initial draft proposal for a Chapter on Regulatory Cooperation which is based on three previous non-papers.

Alongside negotiations led by the EU Commisison with the US, the European Parliament is currently working on a resolution about the TTIP negotiations, which will be voted on in plenary in May 2015.

Watch Campaign Video - TTIP: Regulatory Cooperation - a Threat to Democracy

A new short campaign video on regulatory cooperation in the TTIP negotiations is also available to share, and highlights some of the dangers to democracy. It is a joint project of SumOfUs, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), LobbyControl, Seattle to Brussels Network and Campact. You can watch the video in several languages



French and German versions

More information

To read more on this chapter of the TTIP-negotiations, check the analysis of the recent leaks here

Originally posted on 12 February 2015

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