LO wants to accelerate TTIP negotiations 

The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Landsorganisationen i Sverige, or LO) wants to see an acceleration of the negotiations concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), because it is afraid that its main demands will be rejected if the US agrees to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) first. “Our agreement is much more friendly to employees… If the TPP comes first, then the US will say “no, but now we have already concluded an agreement, why should we change it for the EU?”, the LO chief Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson told TT on a visit to Brussels.


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Philip Barjami is an editor for Mundus News. He is also currently enrolled in the Master’s program at the Faculty of Journalism at Stockholm University. Philip holds a BSc in History and International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) with First Class Honours and has a Master’s in Middle Eastern Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. He has previously worked as an interpreter and as a financial analyst, before deciding to become a journalist. He is fluent in English, Swedish and Farsi.