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Beginner’s guide to the EU trade and investment policy
Seattle to Brussels Network | December 2012
Beginner’s guide to the EU trade and Investment Policy
The Seattle to Brussels Network developed this Trade Reader as a beginners guide to the EU trade and investment policy. It is written in English and translations are being finalised in French. Some of the key articles have been also translated into Arabic, in order to raise awareness of the EU policy in Arab and Mediterranean Countries, especially after the EU launched its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. Edited by Roeline Knottnerus with the fundamental support of TNI, the reader is the fruit of a collective effort of S2B Members; trade activists and other organisations and trade activists. The reaser is composed by the following articles:
Introduction (English, Arabic)
Between WTO and FTAs: the EU’s trade policy at the multilateral and the bilateral level (English, Arabic)
ACTA: the Anti-Counterfeiting trade Agreement (English)
EU Deep and Comprehensive Trade Agreements: A Threat to the Aspirations of the Arab Spring (English, Arabic)
Europe’s agricultural policy and its impacts on food security (English)
The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) towards a new FTA template (English)
Climate and Trade: an Introduction to Issues of Conflict and Convergence (English)
Sailing under the big business flag: corporate lobbyists and the EU Commission are fellow passengers when it comes to setting trade policy (English, Arabic)
EPAs: the EU’s failure to impose comprehensive, deep integration agreements on Africa And the Pacific (English)
The FTA between the EU and Colombia/Peru (English)
The EU-India FTA: a threat to basic human rights (English)
Financial services liberalisation in EU trade agenda (English)
The impact of EU trade Policy on labour standards (English)
Influencing Trade policy: an uphill struggle (English, Arabic)
Investment protection as a common EU competence: a new threat to sustainable development (English, Arabic)
EU trade and investment policies: a new resource grab? (English)
Trading away Public Services? (English)
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25-May-2016 FocusThe Philippine government is hoping the EU-Philippines FTA wil facilitate more tuna exports to the EU, but the industry is riddled with issues of low wages, unfair labor practices, poor and slave-like working conditions.
24-May-2016 TNIThe Philippines has a web of investment treaties which severely constrain the government’s ability to regulate or close polluting mines, a legal straitjacket that will become even tighter if the EU–Philippines Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) proceed
23-May-2016 TNIEuropean municipalities join the battle against TTIP to protect sovereignty and public services, demonstrating how to take political initiative and build an alternative economy
20-May-2016 AITECDans l’ombre du traité transatlantique entre l’Union européenne et les États-Unis (TAFTA), les chefs d’États de l’UE pourraient bientôt approuver un accord de commerce et d’investissement tout aussi inquiétant.
20-May-2016 Local FuturesThe Global to Local Webinar Series addresses key issues in the global to local debate.
19-May-2016 S2BA new leak reveals that 5 EU member states are proposing to introduce investor-to-state dispute settlement for all cross-border investments within the EU.
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