The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, in collaboration with the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, organized on June 10th & 11th a 2-days information meeting in Athens.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. But why is that and what do we know about it? Which sectors does it affect and what consequences will it have on our everyday life?
Two closed workshops took place, one on June 10th, for journalists, and one on June 11th, for advisors to MPs. Participants were informed on TTIP and its consequences and had the opportunity to exchange on various aspects of the treatywith journalist Ulrike Herrmann (die tageszeitung, Berlin) and International Program Director, Center for Food Safety, Washington DC, USA, Debbie Barker, as well as with RLS and NPI staff. Our aim was to assist the dissemination of information (see also, on the Greek site, the articles published in the Greek press before and after the meeting), so that resistance can start building up both in the civil society and, on the political level, through the parties.
On Tuesday, June 10, at 19:00, in the auditorium of the Chamber of Crafts (18, Akadimias str., Athens, 1st floor), we also organized a public event titled (videos to be uploaded soon)
What do you know about ΤΤΙΡ?
The Transatlantic Trade and investment Partnership and its consequences
- Ulrike Herrmann, journalist (die tageszeitung), Berlin (for powerpoint see below at “VORTRÄGE”)
- Debbie Barker, International Program Director, Center for Food Safety, Washington DC, USA
- Savvas Rombolis, Scientific Director at the Institute of Labour of the Greek Labour Union, prof. emerit. at the Panteion University (input in German see below at “VORTRÄGE”)
Moderation: Euridiki Bersi, journalist.