Germany calls for cultural diversity guarantee in TTIP talks

The German government has issued a clear call for guarantees of diversity in the areas of culture and media in the ongoing TTIP free trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the US. Germany’s Economics and Culture Ministers Sigmar Gabriel and Monika Grütters emphasised that there must be exceptions for audiovisual services in the TTIP agreement in order to protect the diversity of culture and media in Germany.