Brussels and Washington are in the process of negotiating what would be the biggest bilateral trade agreement in the world. But the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - or TTIP, as it's known - has come up against intense criticism on both sides of the Atlantic.
While supporters, such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, believe a comprehensive trade deal would boost growth and jobs in Europe, critics have warned it would give big corporations new rights to take legal action against EU states and undermine the bloc’s food safety standards.
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