Leaked Diplomatic Cables Between Ecuador, EU reignites public debate over FTA

Posted on October 24, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Europe, Politics

globalvoicesonline.org reported leaked diplomatic cables between Ecuador and the European Union, which were released on October 8, have reignited public debate over the merits of a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two. The cables refer to recent negotiations between the Latin American country and the EU over a commercial treaty that is currently awaiting ratification by the legislatures of the respective governments. The whistleblowing platform Ecuador Transparente that published the leaked cables, along with Associated Whistleblowing Press (AWP), issued the following comments: The contents reveal the pressure exerted by the EU, whose interests subvert the principles expressed in the Ecuadorian constitution, as well as some specific laws. Furthermore, they attest to inconsistency in the Ecuadorian government´s public rhetoric regarding the negotiations. Read Article

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