A URL to an Article by DW (Deutsche Welle) about Cultural Values in Germany

21 May

http://www.dw.de/chlorine-concerts-and-butter-books-ttip-tests-germanys-cultural-values/a-18462804

Chlorine concerts and butter books? TTIP tests Germany’s cultural values

Are literature and live music just banal trade goods? Germany’s creatives are concerned that TTIP will knock culture off its pedestal of protection. Here, culture is carefully shielded from the winds of the market.

4 Responses to “A URL to an Article by DW (Deutsche Welle) about Cultural Values in Germany”

  1. gerard oosterman May 21, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    Well, I do Hope Germany will stick to public funding. You can just see, during a performance of ‘privately sponsored’ Beethoven ninth, five breaks with MacDonald advertisements appearing above the orchestra or ads for funeral insurances.

    • auntyuta May 21, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

      I might laugh about this, Gerard, but I feel more like crying if anything like it comes through. It all has to do with TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). Very frightening that this kind of “partnership” is even being considered and discussed . . . .

  2. stuartbramhall May 22, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    TTIP will do as much damage to Germany as TPPA will do to Australia and New Zealand, as both contain an Investor State Dispute Settlement clause that allows corporations to sue countries for ANY laws that interfere with their ability to make a profit.

    • auntyuta May 22, 2015 at 10:46 am #

      “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. Proponents say the agreement would result in multilateral economic growth,[1] while critics say it would increase corporate power and make it more difficult for governments to regulate markets for public benefit. . . . ”

      I googled the above, Stuart. If they go ahead with it it might not only do damage to Germany but all over Europe!

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