Obama started his visit to Spain on Saturday. His visit is marked by several NGOs and associations' protest actions. Participants of the protest actions are voicing their opposition to the TTIP, as well as to US troops' deployment at Spanish bases.
"While Mr. Obama would like to have the agreement signed prior to the expiry of its term, [US] presidential elections will be in November, and all the indications show that this will not be possible… The US president, Mr Obama, is worried. And he has all the reasons to be [worried], because he knows that 'We can stop the TTIP.' And we will do it," the Greenpeace said.
The TTIP free trade agreement, which has been negotiated since 2013, involves the creation of a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States. Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland are also due to participate in the TTIP deal.
The TTIP parties are scheduled to meet on Monday in Brussels for a new round of talks.