Germany calls for transparency on US-EU trade deal

Protestors take part in a demonstration against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in Berlin on September 20, 2014Germany called Thursday for more transparency in negotiations for a sweeping trade pact between the European Union and the United States after complaints that the controversial talks are too secretive. “The trust of the citizens is essential to make this important agreement happen,” German agriculture minister Christian Schmidt said after discussing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact with officials in Washington.

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