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Climate change expert report warns that ISDS can block climate action
For the first time, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that climate action is being jeopardised by trade agreements which give global corporations the right to sue governments.
Free trade agreement: India, EU to resume trade talks soon
India and the EU are set to soon expedite formal negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA), with commerce secretary BVR Subrahmanyam visiting Brussels this week to set the stage for the talks.
‘Renewable’ energy in Tunisia: an unjust transition
Following the principles set out in the ECT, the EU is seeking to deepen liberalization in order to standardize the Tunisian legislative framework through FTA negotiations.
Keen to have bilateral investment treaty with India, says Netherlands deputy PM
The Netherlands is keen to have a bilateral investment protection agreement with India and is fully backing the proposed India -EU free trade agreement (FTA).
India, EU plan talks on FTA
The preliminary negotiations are expected to prepare the ground for ironing out differences and even attempt to crack an early harvest deal before 2024 polls in India.
The powers pushing for a planet-wrecking trade deal
This report exposes the corporations most eagerly and successfully lobbying for the EU-Mercosur trade deal – a deal designed to increase profits at the expense of climate, biodiversity, health and indigenous rights.
UK and Canada begin formal talks for a free-trade agreement
The UK government announced the formal start of negotiations on a new trade deal with Canada, seeking to replace an interim deal put in place following Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Calls to ditch ’ecocide treaty’ after failed reform efforts
Environmentalists and energy experts have been warning for years over an obscure trade deal that could lock Europe into decades of fossil fuel use.
Germany wants TTIP free trade deal between EU and US back on the agenda
Germany’s finance minister has put the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal between the US and European Union back on the agenda.
Gov’t taking steps to resume Malaysia-EU trade negotiations
The government is taking steps to resume negotiations on the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement (MEUFTA).
Negotiators push on with NZ-EU free trade deal as French election ’sucks oxygen’ from talks
The Government of New Zealand appears far from signing a free trade deal with the European Union, as negotiators enter a fresh round of talks and a French election looms.
India wants EU to start FTA negotiations, drop preconditions
India is trying to persuade the European Union to come to the negotiating table to work out the contours of the proposed bilateral free trade agreement instead of putting in place numerous preconditions for starting the talks.
Joint statement on EU trade agreements
Orgalim, along with a wide coalition of European industry stakeholders, urges the EU institutions and Member States to open new markets for trade and investment and promoting rules-based free trade.
Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) reform: Why it has failed to deliver on the EU’s own objectives
From a climate perspective, the expected reform outcome is a failure. No Contracting Party will end investment protection for fossil fuels in a timeline that is necessary to align with the Paris Agreement.
Civil society position on the East African Community (EAC)-European Union (EU) economic partnership agreement (EPA)
We the members of the East African Trade Network (EATN) call upon the Government of Tanzania and the East African Community (EAC) not to waver and be stampeded into signing the EPA.
NZ ’pushing hard’ to secure free trade agreement with EU
New Zealand will be "pushing hard" to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU this year, Trade Minister Damien O’Connor says.
African countries must protect their fish stocks from the European Union - here’s how
Fisheries serve as a source of employment for millions of people in the small scale sector on the coastline of Africa. Their fishing activities, in turn, provide food security to over 200 million Africans.
EAC working with EU technical groups on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
The EAC Partner States are currently engaging in internal consultations with a view to ensuring that they are involved in the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).
EU and Kenya advance talks on interim Economic Partnership Agreement with sustainability provisions
The EU and Kenya agreed to advance negotiations on an interim Economic Partnership Agreement. The iEPA will be complemented by binding commitments on environmental protection, climate and labour rights.
Minister to complete final steps of UK trade deal negotiations
Trade Minister Damien O’Connor is setting off for a trade visit to Europe and the Middle East, with hopes to finalise the UK free trade agreement and to progress on a deal with the EU.