We did it: Our self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative against TTIP and CETA completed its year and collected a record number of 3,263,920 signatures! We are overjoyed and so grateful to you and all those who contributed to this success!
This morning we demonstrated in front of the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels to insist that our demands are met. We want the TTIP negotiations to be stopped and that the CETA agreement with Canada is not concluded. Activists from all over Europe added stacks of StopTTIP ECI signatures on a huge weighing scale. The other side was weighted down by sand bags displaying the logos of TTIP advocates – but in the end the citizens voices simply had more weight (as it should be!). The event was attended by lots of members of the press.
To ensure that our demands turn into reality, we must increase the pressure! This Saturday, on October 10th, thousands of people across Europe will take to the streets in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Athens and elsewhere. See below for more details on the International Days of Action.
But even after the protests we must continue: Our EU-wide protest movement has grown to over 500 organisations and has broken one signature record after another. As a next step we want to put pressure on our parlamentarians not to ratify TTIP and CETA. We also want to create an action guide against CETA and support referenda against the treaties in various EU Member States.
We can only achieve this with your support! Please donate for the continuation of the European Stop TTIP campaign. Any amount is a tremendous help! https://stop-ttip.org/donation/
We wish you and all 3,263,920 signatories of the Stop TTIP ECI a lot of energy for the next steps. Together we can stop TTIP and CETA!
Your Stop TTIP campaign team
(Michael Efler, Stephanie Roth and Cornelia Reetz)
PS: Photos of the action and more impressions can be found on Facebook and Twitter .