Why is the German Economy Minister saying that TTIP is dead?

Sigmar Gabriel, the German Economy Minister says that, after 14 rounds of talk on the Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the European Union and the USA have failed to agree on a single chapter of the deal. ( http://www.politico.eu/pro/sigmar-gabriel-trade-talks-between-eu-and-us-have-failed-germany-economy-ttip/) However, some have seen this as a smoke screen to help distract attention from CETA which is at a more advanced stage (http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2016/08/ceta-why-ttips-death-is-being-exaggerated/).

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