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Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.

last update: May 2012


How the lobbies used the threat of ISDS to neuter the Hulot Act
The documents highlight for the first time the pressure placed on the French parliament by a foreign company’s threat to use the ISDS mechanism.
Romania completes ratification of Armenia-EU CEPA
The Romanian parliament has finalized the ratification of the European Union – Armenia CEPA which was signed on November 24, 2017 in Brussels, Armenia’s Ambassador to Romania Sergey Minasyan said on Facebook.
Inclusion of Paris Agreement in CETA at risk
France wants to make compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate a precondition to signing European trade agreements. However, this is an issue where France is struggling to get the other 27 EU members to agree.
Financial regulation challenged by European trade policy
Trade agreements currently being negotiated or already approved introduce numerous restrictions over the right of states to regulate, especially in the field of financial regulation, and limits their capacity to react to ensure financial stability.
Georgia looking for US free trade agreement
The Georgian government hopes that the US will start intensive talks regarding the free trade initiative soon.
Swiss want to restart free trade deal talks with the US
Swiss Economics Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann believes that it is possible to negotiate a free trade agreement with the US. He wants to resume discussions that faltered over a decade ago.
Eurogroup for Animals launches a study on biodiversity provisions in EU FTAs
Trade and Sustainable Development provisions in EU FTAs remain aspirational and there is no clear trend of improvement.
Ukraine, Israel close to signing a free trade agreement
Ukraine and Israel officials discussed practical steps to accelerate the signing of a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Five red flags for food, farming and fair trade under the UK’s new Brexit plan
“Brexit” presents a number of significant risks to the future of sustainable food and agriculture in both the UK and the EU.
Uzbekistan, EU to open negotiations on new comprehensive agrt
The Council of the European Union has adopted today negotiating directives to negotiate an enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement with Uzbekistan.

    Links


  • Amfori
    European business lobby group on foreign trade issues
  • Collectif Stop Tafta / CETA
    Site internet du collectif français Stop TAFTA, CETA et autres accords de libre-échange
  • ESF
    The European Services Forum (ESF) is a network of representatives from the European services sector. We are committed to actively promoting the interests of the European services sector and the liberalisation of services markets throughout the world in connection with the GATS negotiations.
  • Eurochambres
    Eurochambres, a European business lobby group, webpage on FTAs
  • FOEE: Trade
    Friends of the Earth Europe’s special web section on trade deals
  • Handelskampanjen
    The Norwegian Trade Campaign will oppose the current, neo-liberal trade policies and fundamentally reform the trade policy system.
  • Pour
    POUR est un collectif citoyen qui met à votre disposition des analyses et prises de position d’experts, de philosophes, de sociologues, de juristes, d’économistes, de représentants syndicaux, de cinéastes, d’éditeurs belges et européens sur les accords de libre-échange
  • Seattle to Brussels Network
    The S2B network was formed in the aftermath of the WTO’s 1999 Seattle Ministerial to challenge the corporate-driven agenda of the European Union and other European governments for continued global trade and investment liberalisation.
  • Trade Leaks
    Greenpeace’s leaked documents underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced.