TTIP absent from US presidential debates


US Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

With some US congressional leaders saying that the TPP deal is unlikely to get a vote before the November presidential election, TTIP is certain to be left to President Barack Obama’s successor.

In a speech on Friday in Ohio, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed that if elected president he would refuse to present the controversial TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreements to Congress and asked his rival Hillary Clinton to join him in that pledge.

In fact, both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump have until avoided tackling the issue of TPP and TTIP.

On a visit to Washington last week, European ...

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