Re: Not surprised
"The us has a long history of arranging deals with small countries that benefit multinationals (us corporates) at the expense of local companies in that area (the EU)."
Yes this is a big part of what TTIP is all about. Fortunately for us, so far the EU hasn't seen eye to eye with the USA on one single point of the of the proposal yet. If the USA wants to make any progress, they really ought to keep schtum on this internal EU matter.