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A Brave New transatlantic Partnership, 32pp

Talks between the European Union and the United States on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took off in the summer of 2013 with many political and business leaders hailing the deal as a silver bullet against the difficult economic recovery affecting both sides of the Atlantic.
to download the 32-page "A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership" by Kim Bizzarri and the Seattle to Brussels Network, October 2013, click on

 link to www.s2bnetwork.org

A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership is a preliminary analysis of the socio-economic, environmental and geo-political implications of a transatlantic trade deal. It suggests that not only the faith in trade liberalization and deregulation - which underlines the present negotiations - has been misplaced, but the economic benefits predicted have been misjudged (whilst the wider risks have been seriously downplayed or altogether ignored).

What emerges then is an understanding of TTIP as the political project of a transatlantic corporate and political elite which, on the unfounded promise of increased trade and job creation, will attempt to reverse social and environmental regulatory protections, redirect legal rights from citizens to corporations, and consolidate US and European global leadership in a changing world order.

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