‘Time for US-German leadership’? Obama, Merkel pushing EU into unpopular TTIP free trade deal

TTIP opponents are taking an especially harsh stance against genetically modified (GM) crops, as the deal could allow US companies to bypass EU regulations and sell GM products in Europe– The US president is currently on a visit to Europe to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in what appears to be a desperate push to complete free trade talks with the EU before his term ends on January 20. In February, Obama managed to seal a similarly secretive deal between twelve Pacific Rim nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but that deal still has to be ratified by its signatory states.

from RT: 

US President Barack Obama wants to complete talks on a US-EU free trade deal before his term ends in January. However, while he enjoyed the warm support of German Chancellor Merkel in Hannover, public support for the highly secretive deal is waning.


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