Press Release 30.01.2018

Invitation to Press Conference: Report by foodwatch and PowerShift – How the New EU Trade Deals Would Harm Consumers, the Environment and Democracy

The European Union is currently negotiating a series of free trade agreements: with Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam and the Mercosur trade bloc. To date, the negotiations have been taking place with practically no public oversight, and there has been little debate over the risks. However, the planned EU trade deals include many of the same controversial elements as the shelved TTIP agreement with the U.S. and the already-in-force CETA agreement with Canada. These are the findings of the comprehensive report "Trade at Any Cost?" from the organisations PowerShift and foodwatch. On the basis of concrete examples, it exposes the weaknesses of these agreements with respect to consumer protection, meat imports and pesticide approval.

We would like to invite you to a press conference in Brussels, where we will be presenting the report:

Time and date:

7 February 2018, 8:30 a.m.


International Press Center / Residence Palace, "Passage Room", Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels


  • Thilo Bode, Executive Director of foodwatch International
  • Karine Jacquemart, Director of foodwatch France
  • Thomas Fritz, PowerShift, author of the report

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by phone at +49 (0) 30 24 04 76 - 290 or email to