According to the minister, “negotiations on the Transatlantic Partnership Agreement in the field of trade and investment (TTIP) with the United States have failed de facto, even though no one really recognizes this.”
He noted that "during the 14 rounds of negotiations, the parties did not agree on any of the 27 heads of agreement".
Earlier, the media reported that the European Union and the United States are set to conclude the contract before the expiration of the Obama presidency.
According to the Associated Press, “part of the European public, representatives of small and medium businesses” oppose the signing of TTIP.
Opponents of the project believe it reflects the interests of “exclusively transnational companies that are struggling to reduce control and loosen regulatory measures in Europe,” the agency writes.