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German workers warn auto bosses not to compromise rights in TTIP
Union representatives at Germany’s largest carmakers including Daimler and Volkswagen warned auto bosses and politicians on Tuesday not to water down labour rights in negotiations for a transatlantic trade deal.
TTIP is ’big bonanza’ for developing countries, EU claims
German Development Minister Gerd Müller counters criticism of TTIP with study on how it will impact developing and newly industrialised countries
‘We are fed up!’:Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin
A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies.
France and Germany to form united front against ISDS
The two countries are discussing throwing their combined weight behind a common position to exclude an Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism from trade talks with the US
Food issues will not block EU-US trade deal: German minister
Germany’s farm minister Christian Schmidt says the United States is likely to back down on its opposition to the compulsory labeling of products containing or fed by GMOs.
’We can’t protect every sausage,’ says German agriculture minister over TTIP deal
Germany’s Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, says some German specialties may be stripped of their regional protection due to a free-trade deal with the US.
On the road to Asia: why Germany and the Eurozone want a trade deal with Australia
The post-G20 initiative could serve as a precursor for negotiations on a European-Pacific trade and investment agreement, writes Harald Sander.
Sigmar Gabriel: ‘Germany will approve CETA’
German Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel is clashing with his own party over the EU’s planned free trade agreement with Canada (CETA), calling on Bundestag members to approve the deal despite the controversial investor protection provision.
Free trade agreement with the EU on the horizon
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is in favour of a free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union.
EU-Africa free trade agreement ’destroys’ development policy, says Merkel advisor
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Africa Commissioner, Günter Nooke issued harsh criticism of the EU’s joint free trade deal with multiple African countries, claiming the EPA counteracts Europe’s development policy efforts.
Free flight for EU leaders not needed, German official says
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s offer of a free ride home for visiting European leaders — at a cost of more than $300,000 — is raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic.
New German objections threaten Canada-EU trade deal
“It is utterly clear that we reject these investment protection rules,” German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel told parliament in Berlin
European Commission denies reports that Germany is derailing Ceta
The European Commission has denied reports that the German government has threatened to put the brakes on the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
Germany puts CETA free trade deal with Canada on hold
The German government now wants to delay approval of CETA, reports Deutsche Welle
TTIP - German welfare organisations demand exclusion of social services
In a common position paper, SOLIDAR member Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) as a member of the German coordination organization of welfare organization together with another network outlined their position on the ongoing negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) regarding social and health care services.
Chlorine chicken: No thank you
There’s strong criticism of the planned free trade agreement TTIP. Europe’s organic farming sector is especially skeptical. Deutsche Welle reports.
Germany seeks to limit investor protection to save trade deal
The German government expects the Canadian deal will be agreed at an EU-Canada summit in late September but believes that some changes could be ultimately needed in the final wording.
Germany insists it hasn’t scuttled CETA: report
The German ministry of the economy has clarified its position on the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA), saying it will “meticulously” examine the agreement as soon as it’s on the table, Agence France Presse reported Monday.
How German opposition could sink a major Canadian trade pact
After many delays, the CETA text could be finalized by negotiators within weeks. But in Europe, a messy fight over its ratification is just beginning, reports Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s trade policy analyst Scott Sinclair.
TTIP Flashmob Hamburg
TTIP Flashmob in Hamburg bei einer Wahlkampfveranstaltung der CDU (Fischmarkt, vor der Fischauktionshalle) mit Angela Merkel