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TTIP

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)


The TTIP’s impact on labour rights: the chronicle of an anticipated disaster
Social dumping and a regulatory race to the bottom are the first consequences that are forecast, of we know so far of the TTIP – the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and the European Union.
NSA’s surveillance a ’trade barrier’ for EU companies
The US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance is a trade barrier for European Internet companies trying to provide services in the United States, a top EU official said yesterday (8 December).
ISDS clause: a gateway to future trade deals
Trade officials negotiating the ISDS arbitration clause within the EU-US trade agreement have half an eye on their next deals, since the wording is likely to shape other key trade treaties on the table.
TTIP divides a continent as EU negotiators cross the Atlantic
A fear of multinationals and distrust of European governments is fuelling a growing antipathy towards the transatlantic free trade pact
Saving the climate means stopping TTIP!
How the transatlantic free trade agreements cheerfully scupper energy transition….
CETA: The French Parliament votes against the ISDS
At the end of November, both chambers of parliament rejected integrating the investor-state dispute resolution mechanism into CETA.
Revealed: How taxpayers are footing bill for Europe’s trade deals
New research today reveals that European governments have already paid at least €3.5 billion to private investors due to a clause in international trade deals.
Self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative against US and Canada trade deals tops a million signatures in record time
More than a million people across Europe have signed a self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative in the last two months opposing trade deals between the European Union and North America.
Congressional Financial Services Committee leaders: Exclude ISDS from US-EU deal
US congressional leaders have just sent a letter to the Obama administration warning against TAFTA/TTIP provisions that could restrict Congress’ ability to prevent another financial crisis.
Investor-state dispute settlement in Europe
If it is left in TTIP, a great deal more of global FDI flows will suddenly be covered by ISDS.
TTIP talks: What’s cooking?
A Greens-EFA Group in the European Parliament conference on 10 December 2014
Conference: For a citizen’s trade agenda: STOP TTIP, CETA, TISA
9 December in the European Parliament in Brussels, organised by GUE/NL
Self-driving cars sink the case for TTIP
The EU’s case for the Transatlantic trade and Investment Partnership is mostly about cars but fails to take into account what the industry will look like ten years from now.
Full TTIP transparency: much more than opening a door
The European Commission has announced that new transparency measures have been adopted for the TTIP talks — but not for citizens.
Online protest delays EU plan to resolve US trade row
EU officials say the Commission is divided over how to draw conclusions from the public consultation it held on investor-state disputes under the proposed EU-US trade accord, which is now delaying negotiations.
Luxembourg: Foreign Minister supports TTIP but “not at all cost”
Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister says that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership presents an opportunity but EU should not enter the agreement “at all cost.”
Going underground: WikiLeaks on TTIP
Afshin Rattans of Russia Today interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson on the role of WikiLeaks around the secret TTIP, TPP and TiSA negotiations.
Europe-US free trade agreement faces risks
Europe’s proposed free trade agreement with the US would collapse if European leaders bowed to pressure to remove investment protection from any deal, the chairman of EU trade ministers said.
Modalities for investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in TTIP from a trade union perspective
This study discusses the impact of investment protection on social and labour regulation and the autonomy of the social partners in regulating these matters through collective agreements.
‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’
The UK PM promises to launch what he calls ‘rocket boosters’ under a new deal between the EU and America. Not everyone is convinced about this. Nick Dearden joins RTUK for more.