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France Threatens “Outright Termination” of TTIP Corporate Trade Negotiations


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By Cassius Methyl (AntiMedia): 1 October, 2015  

In a recent development with multinational trade agreements, France threatened to walk out on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations this week. France is frustrated with the United States’ unwillingness to budge on issues, most notably the issue of secrecy within negotiations.

France’s junior trade minister, Matthias Fekl, is threatening outright terminationof France’s involvement in the partnership, sayingtotal lack of transparency in negotiations constitutes a democratic problem.”

In an interview on Monday with French newspaper Sud-Ouest, Matthias Fekl said, “Europe has offered many compromises, in all areas, and has received no serious offers from the Americans in return. Neither for access to their public markets, nor for access to their agricultural and food markets, which remain closed.”

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