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8/12/15

TTIP meetings - secrecy: WikiLeaks raises reward for details on TTIP

WikiLeaks has launched a campaign to collect reward funds to be given to people, who can provide insider information on the planned EU-US trade deal, also known as TTIP. Donations are already pouring in.

By early afternoon, the whistleblowing website had already collected about a fifth of the target sum, with contributions coming from former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and many others.

Critics of the planned trade deal have been worrying it may water down consumer protection provisions and allow companies to block undesirable regulation. But relevant details of the draft agreement have not been made available to the public.

TTIP "remains secret almost in its entirety, closely guarded by the negotiators," WikiLeaks wrote in an online post. "WikiLeaks is taking steps to ensure that Europeans can finally read the monster trade deal."

Read more: WikiLeaks raises reward for details on TTIP | Business | DW.COM | 11.08.2015

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