TTIP round of negotiations extended for two weeks

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Greenpeace environmental activists block the entrance of EU headquarters where should start today the 12th Round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations, in Brussels, Belgium, 22 February 2016.

TTIP round of negotiations extended for two weeks


The European Union aims to bring free trade negotiations with the United States towards a close by the summer, said Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Chief EU Negotiator for the TTIP.  Closing the negotiations this year is a necessary step if a deal is to be clinched before a change of president in the United States.

The start of the present round of talks was delayed on Monday after a blockade by Greenpeace activists, who warned against a “dead end trade deal” and called for an end to the negotiations...


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