MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) EU-US trade deal threatens democracy, society and the environment, Florent Marcellesi said.
"Treaties like the TTIP are democratic, social and ecological dangers. They are antidemocratic because they’re done without transparency, without reckoning with the people, they go against the consumers’ and workers’ rights and they’re an economic danger because they don’t keep the climate change in mind," Marcellesi added.
He also noted, however, that his party was not entirely against a deal with the United States.
"We want just, ethical and cooperative trade between the United States and the European Union," Marcellesi said, adding that TTIP gives too much power to multinational corporations.
To date, almost 2.3 million Europeans have signed an online petition against the agreement, citing fears that it would benefit corporations at the expense of sovereign nations and local consumers.