More than 250.000 persons demonstrated today in Berlin against the Transatlantic Free Trade Treaty TTIP between the European Union and the United States, and against a similary treaty between the EU and Canada (CETA). The protest was organized by several trade unions, ecologist groups, defenders of consumer rights and political parties. One of the organizers, Christoph Bautz of the citizen movement Campact, talked about »the greatest demonstration in this country for many years«.
The Confederation of German Trade Unions criticized the lack of transparency in negotiations with Washington, demanding the end of secret diplomacy. In fact, not even the German parliament has Access to informations on the present state of negotiations.
Source: Prensa Latina / RedGlobe