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    Brigitte Bardot claims that the TTIP deal which EU and US authorities are negotiating is madness and will become a catastrophe.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal which EU and US authorities are negotiating is madness and will become a catastrophe, famous French actress Brigitte Bardot told Sputnik.

    "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is madness in every sense of the word. The international trade is already very intensive, it bankrupts French producers and cattle breeders, so TTIP will become a sanitary, environmental and economic catastrophe," Bardot said.

    The actress, famous for her animal rights activism, called on countries to produce everything they could themselves and only purchase goods from others if necessary.

    The TTIP trade deal has faced sharp criticism from activists and policymakers alike for the secretive nature of its negotiations. The agreement aims to deregulate trade between the United States and the European Union, which together comprise 60 percent of global production.

    Last July, a group of renowned British nationals, working in the arts, have launched a campaign named "Artists Against TTIP," to educate the wider public about the repercussions of the proposed EU-US trade deal, condemn the secrecy of the agreement and ultimately avoid its ratification. The group comprises people like designer Vivienne Westwood, model Lily Cole, and actors Sam West and Juliet Stevenson.

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