(read leaked TTIP papers at ttip-leaks.org )
from the AP
France is threatening to reject a huge free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it’s too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.
Signs of trouble are dogging the creation of a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a U.S.-EU free trade zone encompassing half the world economy.
President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that France “will never accept” challenges to its farming and culture in exchange for better access to U.S. markets.
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