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HuffingtonPost – Obama’s EU Trade Deal Would Include New Political Powers For Corporations – 3 April 2013

Obama-345WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is pursuing a free trade agreement with the European Union that would grant corporations new political power to challenge an array of regulations both at home and abroad, according to an administration official involved in the negotiations.

While the plan is still in its early stages, the effort alarms consumer and environmental advocates who worry it will lead to a roll-back of important rules and put multinational companies on the same political plane as sovereign nations. Continue reading