International news from The Danish Ecological Council:
Over 65 civil society organisations have in a letter warned European Parliament President Martin Schulz that the European Commission is failing to comply with Parliament’s 2015 Resolution on the EU-US trade agreement (TTIP). In crossing Parliament’s “red lines”, the European Commission’s TTIP proposals endanger public health, the environment, and democracy.
The letter highlights the findings of a new report, authored by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), ClientEarth and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL). The 65+ organisations represents consumers, farmers, not-for-profit health insurers, the environment, and public interest. The letter comes ahead of the 14th round of TTIP negotiations, planned to start on 11 July in Brussels. The organizations urge President Schultz to use his influence to ensure that the European Commission complies with the European Parliament’s 2015 Resolution on TTIP.