Saturday, October 17, 2015

Quote of the day – democracy and the TTIP

“I do not take my mandate from the European people.”
- EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström in reply to questions about her continuing promotion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership despite strong opposition in Europe

(I first read the quote in this article about the Israeli government’s efforts to use the secretive trade pact – among other means - to suppress BDS and other transnational solidarity and human rights actions.)

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