A few days ago (30/5/2016), the municipality of Aristotle —at the north east of Halkidiki peninsula— declared itself as TTIP and CETA free. This area is worldwide known as the birth place of the Greek philosopher Aristotle the one who gave his name to the city. Recently, the excavation of his tomb has been announced at the ancient city of Stagira.
Egaleo is the first TTIP free zone in Greece. Nature Friends Greece greets the decision of Mayor and the city council of Egaleo to be at the forefront and declare the municipality TTIP-free zone.
This decision for us, apart from symbolic is political to the core. The struggle against multinational interests is multidimensional. The only way for civil society and grassroots movements to gain momentum against TTIP is coordinated fight at a wide social, institutional and regional spectrum.