By Nathaniel DeLucia
Thousands of Europeans marched in opposition to three proposed trade agreements which are currently being negotiated: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). 20,000 people protested in Munich alone, making it the largest protest in Germany.
The three proposed agreements are all multinational free trade agreements between various key international actors, such as the United States, the European Union, Canada, and Australia.The protestors are primarily concerned with the influence of lobbyists and corporations on the negotiations, and fear that they may be skewing the agreements to better protect the corporations rather than the everyday consumer. As the next round of negotiations is scheduled for next week, it will be interesting to see how these protestors influence the discussions.