Negotiations

16-nation RCEP talks resume in wake of TPP’s demise

28-Feb-2017Japan Times The RCEP Kobe conference is the first round of negotiations this year and the first since U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was canceling America’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Kobe meeting will set the tone for the remaining negotiations this year, however NGO representatives, noted that the TPP would be the elephant in the room.


Key issues

Migrantes mexicanos, entre la explotación laboral y el racismo

28-Feb-2017 Migrantes mexicanos, entre la explotación laboral y el racismo Los migrantes mexicanos sin documentos son el blanco de la agresiva, racista y poco fundada retórica del actual presidente norteamericano y sus más cercanos colaboradores. Esta visión distorsionada, ideologizada, que muy poco tiene que ver con la realidad, carece de una lectura histórica y sociopolítica del fenómeno de la migración mexicana. Desde fines del siglo XIX y conforme a los fines de lucro de élites políticas y económicas norteamericanas, amplios grupos populares de la población de México han fungido como reserva de mano de obra para la creciente e insaciable demanda de fuerza de trabajo de la economía norteamericana capitalista.

Texts of agreements

14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft sanitary and phytosanitary measures chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission
14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft state-owned enterprises chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission
14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft small and medium-sized enterprises chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission
14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft rules of origin chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission

Comments

27-Feb-2017  CETA may open up Europe to GMO potatoes
Bauwens Julien: @didierpierre Clearly safeguarded? No. First because of the negative list, which means they accorded on ’’all but...’’. So technically they accorded
23-Feb-2017  CETA may open up Europe to GMO potatoes
DIDIER Pierre: Doomsday fears by merchants of angst: both signatories of CETA have clearly safeguarded their entire right to legislate domestically for the
16-Feb-2017  A vote against CETA would reset Europe’s trade agenda
DIDIER Pierre: Trade agendas are dramatically reset by Trump. Do not weaken EU-Canada efforts to generate growth and fight inequality. The partners’ objectives