President of Bundestag demands transparency in TTIP negotiations

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) welcomes German parliament Bundestag speaket Norbert Lammert (R) prior to a meeting at European council in Brussels, Belgium, 17 September 2015. Lammert is holding talks with Juncker to express his criticism about the TTIP negotiations process. To Lammert's opinion, there is a lack of transparency and access for Germany lawmakers to documents on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, which would threaten ratification procedures in national parliaments.

Norbert Lammert, the President of the German Parliament, made it clear that Bundestag may not ratify TTIP as it still lacks transparency.


“I see no chance that the Bundestag would ratify a trade agreement between the EU and the USA without involvement in how it came together or any say regarding alternatives,” the President of the German Parliament (known as Bundestag) said in an interview today.

Norbert Lammert, Bundestag President, gave an interview at Germany's FUNKE Media Group stressing that the EU institutions responsible for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, must work in a transp...


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