If we need to kill the EU-US trade agreement, we will

Christian Engström, Pirat

The EU and the US are preparing to start negotiating a new agreement called the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Just as with the Acta treaty, negotiations will be carried out behind closed doors and in secret. Just as with Acta, the agreement seeks to introduce ever stricter intellectual property laws through the back door.

But there is one thing that will be different this time around. Now we have hundreds of thousands of EU citizens who took to the streets to protest against the Acta treaty, and who won.

If the new “free trade” agreement between the EU and the US contains an intellectual property (IP) chapter like Acta, we will have to kill it, just like we killed Acta, I write in an opinion piece in The Parliament Magazine.

Read more at The Parliament Magazineweb site (or in the electronic version of the printed magazine)

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