• Greenpeace: EU's Partnership and the U.S. would undermine the environment and health

  • The organization turned out to be 248 pages of documents prepared in the framework of the TTIP between the US and the EU.

    The standards of the European Union in the field of environmental protection and health care will be undermined by the forthcoming agreement between the EU and the US, warns Greenpeace. The organization turned out to be 248 pages of documents prepared in the framework of the Transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU.

    Documents reviewed by the organization, show that the decisions will be made depending on the interests of large corporations, the Director of the office of Greenpeace in the EU, jorgo RISS. It will harm the decision-making process in the field of health and environmental protection, I am sure of RISS.

    According to Greenpeace, the US wants the EU to abandon the "precautionary principle" in relation to potentially harmful products and adopted a less rigid approach adopted in the United States. The American approach is aimed at risk management and not on prevention.

    The difference is visible, for example, in relation to genetically modified organisms. In the United States is allowed to grow more than 170 different modified plants in the EU - only one kind of corn.

    Greenpeace also fear that the agreements do not provide a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

    In the framework of the TTIP will be agreed by the European and American legislation in a number of areas and sectors. Supporters of the partnership believe that this agreement will help increase trade turnover between the two countries, as well as helping to create new businesses and jobs.

    The European Commission hopes that the deal will be concluded by the end of the year. On Monday, the EU representative should report on progress made in negotiations.

    Source: Russian service Bi-bi-si


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