Today marks the Global Day of Action on TTIP – a day when campaigners take action to show their concerns about the TTIP agreement.
Anneliese praised campaigners for their work both today and over the last few months, in pushing TTIP to the top of the agenda, and pledged to continue to put pressure on the European Commission to be more transparent about the ongoing negotiations.
Anneliese said “On this Global Day of Action, I want to thank the campaigners who have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of some of the serious issues around the TTIP agreement. I, along with other Labour MEPs, share many of the concerns that campaigners have, and we have been working hard to get greater transparency about the ongoing negotiations. We have already had some success, as the Commission has now released several of the documents from the negotiating mandate.
“However, there is much more to be done – we must ensure that any TTIP agreement does not pose a threat to our precious NHS or our hard won workers’ rights. The Coalition government has ignored our legitimate concerns on this issue, and has time and time again refused to take action to ensure that the NHS is excluded from TTIP. Labour MEPs have pledged to vote against any TTIP agreement which would threaten the future of our NHS or make it harder for future Labour governments to take it back into public administration.”
More information about Anneliese’s position on TTIP can be found on the new section of her website devoted to this issue, which can be accessed here.