Crossing the European Parliament Red Lines
European Commission TTIP proposal endangers public health, environment and democracy
Demonstration in Amsterdam against TTIP
Today, over 65 civil society organisations warned European Parliament President Martin Schulz that the European Commission is failing to comply with Parliament’s 2015 Resolution on the EU-US trade agreement (TTIP). In crossing Parliament’s “red lines”, the Commission’s TTIP proposals endanger public health, the environment, and democracy.
The letter, signed by organisations representing consumers, farmers, not-for-profit health insurers, the environment, and public interest - including 25 EDC-Free campaign partners, comes ahead of the 14th round of TTIP negotiations, planne¬d to start on 11 July in Brussels. The organisations urge President Schultz to use his influence to ensure that the Commission complies with the European Parliament’s 2015 Resolution on TTIP.
The letter highlights the findings of a new report, which demonstrates that the European Commission has crossed several dangerous red lines established by the European Parliament. The report, authored by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), ClientEarth and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) - three EDC-Free campaign partners, of which also WECF is a partner, clarifies that the European Commission’s TTIP proposals can affect the more protective EU chemical and pesticide laws, can undermine the EU regulatory system, and fail to respect the jurisdiction of courts of the EU and Member States.
The letter to Schultz can be found here
The press release can be found here
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