European Citizens’ Initiative against TTIP: Submission of complaint in the European Court of Justice

Press invitation (incl. photo opportunity)

Time: Monday, 10th November 2014 at 10:30 am local time

Location: Palais de la Cour de Justice, Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald, Kirchberg,
2925 Luxembourg / Luxembourg



Ladies and Gentlemen,

The ‘self-organised’ European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP and CETA is currently supported by over 290 organizations from across Europe. The ‘official’ ECI was rejected by the EU Commission (EC) on 11th September 2014. Hence on 10th November the ECI’s initiators will submit a complaint against this decision in the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The lawsuit is directed against EC’s weak and politically-motivated reasons for rejecting the Stop TTIP ECI. At the same time the initiators would like to ensure fair conditions for future citizens’ initiatives: if the EC’s rejection is endorsed then the ECI would be degraded to nothing more than a paper-tiger.

You are cordially invited to mark the submission of the law suit and join us. Roughly 50 activists will demonstrate at the ECJ against TTIP and CETA and for the approval of the ECI. The action is also suitable for Radio & TV broadcast.

For questions, interviews and sound bites Michael Efler (contact person of the citizens ‘committee of the EBI) and Blanche Weber (member of the citizens’ committee) will be available.

We look forward to meeting you and remain

With best regards,

Press team

European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Stop TTIP’