This is significant: Greenpeace Netherlands has leaked a draft of a “free” trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), put together in secret with the major influence of trans-national corporations and their lawyers. Here is what the UK Independent said about TTIP:
“The documents show that US corporations will be granted unprecedented powers over any new public health or safety regulations to be introduced in future. If any European government does dare to bring in laws to raise social or environmental standards, TTIP will grant US investors the right to sue for loss of profits.”
Read that last sentence again. Ponder what it actually means. TTIP allows corporations to sue nations that pass laws which are intended to protect human life and health if those laws impact corporate profits.