74% of Irish want a referendum on TTIP

OLIVIER HOSLET

Activists protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in front of the EU commission building during the 14th round of TTIP negotiations in Brussels, Belgium, 12 July 2016. The fourteenth round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations take place from 11 to 15 July in Brussels. The negotiators will continue to discuss market access for EU and US firms, regulatory cooperation, and the rules of trade.

74% of Irish want a referendum on TTIP


A poll published by the Independent suggests 74% of the Irish wants two major EU trade deal to be ratified by referenda.

Most Irish want to the opportunity to be informed and decide on the proposed US-EU (TTIP) free trade deal, as well as a planned agreement with Canada (CETA).

69% of public opinion are concerned primarily because they are not informed of the ramifications of TTIP and similar agreements.

The most skeptical group are young people aged 18-to-24, voicing concern over EU st...


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