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Bulgaria: Anti-TTIP protesters march through SOFIA00:56

Bulgaria: Anti-TTIP protesters march through SOFIA

Bulgaria, Sofia
July 4, 2015 at 18:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the European Commission (EC) offices in Sofia, Saturday, to protest against TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the US and EU) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement).

After gathering in front of the EC offices, protesters read out an open letter condemning both of the potential trade agreements, many of the negotiations for which are carried out in secret. Protesters expressed their fear that clauses in the agreements could allow for global corporations to take legal action against governments in international tribunals, which supersede national laws.

The protest marched on, heading past the Ministry of the Economy and the Bulgarian Parliament. Those in attendance carried a large Bulgarian flag and chanted NATO out."

Bulgaria: Anti-TTIP protesters march through SOFIA00:56
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Dozens of protesters rallied outside the European Commission (EC) offices in Sofia, Saturday, to protest against TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the US and EU) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement).

After gathering in front of the EC offices, protesters read out an open letter condemning both of the potential trade agreements, many of the negotiations for which are carried out in secret. Protesters expressed their fear that clauses in the agreements could allow for global corporations to take legal action against governments in international tribunals, which supersede national laws.

The protest marched on, heading past the Ministry of the Economy and the Bulgarian Parliament. Those in attendance carried a large Bulgarian flag and chanted NATO out."

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