This 8 meter high inflatable Trojan horse represents TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), the free trade deal that Europe and the US are currently negotiating in Brussels. The people in suits are ‘big business lobbyists.’
In his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Lithuanian Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said that “supporting universal health coverage, strengthening primary care, improving quality and safety, promoting e-health” will be among his priorities.
The European Commission backed on Wednesday plans to cultivate a variety of genetically modified maize, despite concerns by NGOs that it might have a negative impact on the environment.
EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg passed the decision on to the European Council of Ministers and it will now be up to EU ministers to approve the Commission's proposal.