Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)
The EU Commissions’ proposals on "regulatory cooperation" poses a threat to regulation that protect our health, the environment and our welfare - and they are a threat to democracy.
Occupy Democracy is organising a time limited occupation from the 17th - 26th October to debate the flaws in the UK’s democracy, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
The impact of the TTIP on employment in Europe and the US would be minimal, or even negative, says economist Dean Baker.
To denounce the imminent signature of CETA and demand to stop negotiations on TTIP, the Confédération paysanne (2nd largest farmer union in France) occupied yesterday headquarters of Cargill FR, the first food processing multinational in the world.
The US government is currently negotiating massive new free trade pacts, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, that would severely restrict its ability to address the climate crisis.
Le siège social français de la multinationale Cargill est occupé depuis 9h, ce 24 septembre, par une centaine de militants de la Confédération paysanne qui protestent contre le projet de traité économique et commercial entre l’Union européenne et le Canada (CETA)
Matthias Fekl, the new French Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has joined his predecessors in calling for the publication of the trade negotiation mandate between the EU and the United States, stressing that "Secret negotiations can no longer be allowed to take place."
This study considers the likely regulatory impact of the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in three key policy areas: investor protection, public services and food safety.
Opponents of the EU-US free trade agreement are hoping to get their day in the European Court of Justice after the EU’s executive body rejected a citizens’ initiative to throw out the neoliberal pact.
European social movements reject EU Commission’s attempt to silence them and will carry out their own European Citizens’ Initiative to stop both TTIP and CETA
The aim of the Ombudsman’s inquiry is to help ensure that the public can follow the progress of these talks and contribute to shaping their outcome.
TTIP "could lead to major changes in EU legislation, which may undermine the traditional EU precaution and risk management policy on which the current regulatory framework is based" says study prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
The movements point out that halting climate change calls for an end to the neoliberal free trade regime that promotes the pursuit of endless growth and endless profit for transnational corporations.
Jeffrey Sachs, world-renowned professor of economics, lays out five reasons why the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement should not be passed or ratified.
A common provision allowing foreign investors to sue host governments has become a ticking time bomb inside trade agreements. Some countries are now refusing to agree to the provision and are questioning its legal legitimacy. Jess Hill investigates.
The European Commission’s decision to block a citizens’ initiative to challenge the secret trade talks it is holding with the US government is a slap in the face for the 230 civil society organisations that have lined up behind the initiative and the millions of European citizens they represent.
European Citizens’ Initiative against TTIP rejected / Alliance announces resistance
Nearly 600 US organizations led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign, and Public Citizen sent a letter to Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) firmly rejecting fast-track trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements.
Please find below a draft letter to heads of state or trade ministers of EU Member States. It can be sent ahead of the Sept .12 meeting of the EU Trade Policy Committee where Member States have the *final* opportunity to comment on the CETA text.
The leader of the UK’s biggest union has written to all British MEPs urging them to vote against a controversial EU-US trade deal if the NHS is not exempted.