In Germany, opponents to the Trans-Atlantic trade partnership fear it will erode welfare standards, workers' rights and cultural diversity. Seven fears that are fueling protests against the planned trade agreement.
Vocal public opposition to a planned trade partnership between the United States and the European Union, known as TTIP, focuses on seven areas where regulation could be affected by new rules. People are fearful that large businesses will shape the regulations about data and the financial markets and they worry that Germany’s environmental protection and food standard regulation could be weakened. Handelsblatt staff looked at whether or not these fears are well-founded.
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