Ttip Draft Agreement
You can find the text of a recently concluded EU trade agreement in the text of the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA). On 9 May 2016, WikiLeaks published a searchable and identifiable text of a draft draft (April 2016) of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. The content of the draft agreements as well as the reports of rounds of negotiations are classified by public opinion, an agreement that The Independent has criticised as „mysterious and undemocratic“.  As already stated, elected representatives can only consult texts in a secure „reading room“ in Brussels, in order to avoid further information on the TTIP negotiations being made public. Despite a study by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich (on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs) on which TTIP could create up to 400,000 jobs in the EU, Stefan Körzell, Federal Director of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), said: „The question of whether TTIP can create jobs and `how much` and `where` is unclear. The studies carried out so far, which range from those of the European Commission to the expertise of the ifo Institute, oscillate between optimism and very low expectations. Consideration of the negative consequences that trade agreements can have if environmental or labour standards are ignored is often omitted. As of August 2015, the United States had ratified two (prohibitions on child labor and slavery) of the ILO`s eight core labor standards.  Few people have access to the documents called „consolidated texts“ and the drafts contain the latest results of the negotiations. . . .