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Thousands demonstrate in Germany against EU-US trade deal

AP , Saturday 10 Oct 2015
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Tens of thousands of protestors attend a demonstration against the free trade agreements TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 (AP)
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Thousands of people are gathering in the German capital to protest against a planned trans-Atlantic free trade pact.

Organizers of Saturday's demonstration in downtown Berlin said some 50,000 protesters from across the country were expected.

The European Union and United States have been negotiating since 2013 on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP.

Germany's government has pushed the deal, saying it will boost the global economy.

Protesters, organized by the Confederation of German Trade Unions, known by its acronym DGB, worry that an agreement could lower food safety standards and undermine local regulation by giving international arbitration panels the power to rule over disputes.

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expat
10-10-2015 10:29pm
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answering you,jordan...
so why would any sane..!sane! government bring its fellows in risk of that? think about it,as europe is only a puppet for the US...monroe doctrine,ever heard about it? we are overrun by 1,5 million illiterate youths from your region....and if they dont move back soon,civil war will break loose,which might be a good distraction from the treaty,the us is sooooo kean to implement
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J.M.Jordan
10-10-2015 05:50pm
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TTIP can literally ruin any European country.
For instance if a countries folks don't want to eat gene manipulated crops the country can be sued for the "economic losses" it caused the corresponding US gene group, with the whole matter getting settled by the group's secret special court. The sum then requested to be paid can by far exceed all the money earned by the countries people.
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