The mooted EU-US free trade pact could preclude Finland from developing its laws. MOST Finnish Members the European Parliament consider the investment protection regime, discussed as part of the ongoing free trade talks between the European Union and the United States, a risk to Finland. When quizzed by Helsingin Sanomat, many also bemoaned the lack of transparency of the negotiations.
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MEPs see risks in free trade pact
In particular, the MEPs are concerned over the investment protection regime because it safeguards the interests of corporations and could, at worst, preclude Finland from developing its legislation.