Italian minister claims credibility of EU as a "reliable trade partner" is at stake.
As the 18th round of negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) starts on May 26th, consumer organisations are making an urgent call for greater transparency.
The objective of the Observatory is to become a forum for the objective settlement of investment disputes with transnational corporations.
Where neoliberal policies cannot be imposed domestically, they are imposed internationally, through trade treaties.
Browser maker Mozilla, digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Creative Commons have called for more openness in global trade agreements.
Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin, and she has written up a report of her experience.
German MPs will be granted restricted access to documents from secret EU-US trade negotiations. Access to the documents will only be possible under supervision.
Bribery allegations against Japan’s lead TPP negotiator have sparked public concerns that corruption may have influenced the corporate-friendly deal.
Farmers remain homeless and out of work while the land grabbed by the company Jovenel Moïse founded, Agritrans, now hosts a private banana plantation. Moïse is the only man running in Haiti’s fraudulent runoff presidential elections this Sunday, and is connected to the land grab responsible for the expulsion of as many as 800 peasants.
The European Union has appealed the judgement from the EU Court of Justice.
The Brussels deal, a product of intense public pressure, is wholly undermined by the fact that MEPs will still face draconian secrecy measures.
All Members of the European Parliament will have access to all categories of confidential documents relating to the EU’s Transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) talks with the USA.
Let’s be clear about the just-released, negotiated-in-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership deal: it is definitely not a “free-trade” agreement. It’s much more than that.
A trade official from America’s largest labor union said that chief negotiators of TTIP agreement persisted to show contempt for transparency by failing to provide any meaningful details to the deal’s most critical stakeholders.
Despite the massive anti-TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) protest in Berlin, the German government and industry still want to press on with the negotiations
Court finds against Trade Minister on TPPA Secrecy; Chief Ombudsman wrongly upheld his unlawful decision
Part of the cost of free trade deals is standardisation – in this case it means adopting US practices.
With just eight words she exposed everything that’s wrong with the deal, and why it needs to be defeated
TPP, like other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), is fashioned by industrial countries and their transnational corporations to further intensify the concentration of resources, wealth, and power into their hands leaving developing countries.
Malaysia should withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now, said a Malay economic group, warning that the contentious trade deal will result in negative economic growth and have implications on the country’s sovereignty.