Implications of TTIP in Southeast Europe

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is currently being described by most of the European governments as the newest, ground-breaking trade deal with the US bringing more work and profits to the people. The main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory ‘barriers’ which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Yet these ‘barriers’ are in reality some of our most prized social standards, environmental regulations and even new banking safeguards introduced to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. TTIP would therefore have broad implications on the daily lives of all people in Europe.

We will examine the state of play of the TTIP negotiations on one side and of the growing anti-TTIP campaign on the other side. Politicians and experts from European NGOs will discuss the implications of this new free trade deal between the US and the EU. Different workshops will give the participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about TTIP and to coordinate common activities to build up civil resistance.

Furthermore the publication of the Bulgarian translation of our brochure The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy will be launched at this event. To order copies in Bulgarian, please write to Madlen Nikolova from New Left Perspectives.

Download the programme of the two-day seminar.