The latest European Citizens’ Initiative, STOP TTIP, was rejected by the Commission on 10 September. “Rejection” means that the proposal was not approved to proceed with the collection of statements of support. STOP TTIP is an initiative to halt the negotiation process of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States of America and the European Union. See the official rejection by the Secretary General of the Commission of the ECI here.
On 19 September the STOP TTIP campaign announced that it would be appealing to the European Court of Justice on the topic of its ECI rejection. STOP TTIP steering committee members do not believe that the Commission’s decision was properly and legally founded. To see the ECI’s press release on this appeal, please click here.
To learn more about this STOP TTIP European Citizens’ Initiative, which is an alliance of around 240 organizations from 21 member states, please click here.