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Head of German Catholic Church says TTIP can contribute to fairer world economic order

He is Catholic, he is German, and his family name is Marx. You’d think he is against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently under negotiation between the EU and the United States. But in fact he approves of TTIP.   Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German Bishop’s Conference, and also …

Germany: how minority groups have come to dominate the public debate on TTIP
Internal EU politics United States & TTIP

Germany: how minority groups have come to dominate the public debate on TTIP

Origin of the graph: Matthias Bauer, ECIPE.   Has Germany’s public debate on TTIP been hijacked by two minority political parties? At least some evidence is now emerging that the discussion on the transatlantic treaty has been distorted by a highly active network of ‘civil society’ groups gravitating around the …