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Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.

last update: May 2012


Legitimising an unsustainable approach to trade
Simply throwing labour (or the environment, or sustainable development) objectives into the FTA mix adds a facade of legitimacy to the process of “deep integration” of neoliberal economic polices which are inherently antagonistic to these objectives.
Poroshenko, Erdogan discuss free trade agreement
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey.
The EU is no progressive free trader: It’s exporting chronic diseases to Latin America
The EU has apparently chosen to put the trade goals of European tobacco companies ahead of their own commitments to sustainable development.
EU approves free trade negotiations with Australia and NZ
The European Union will begin free-trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
Italian populists post final version of gov’t "contract"
The document opposes international trade treaties such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
EU-Azeri trade pact will be ready in 2019
An EU-Azerbaijan trade and political agreement will be ready for ratification in 2019, says Javanshir Feyziyev, co-chair of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
Draft Council conclusions on the negotiation and conclusion of EU trade agreements
EU member states approved the Commission plans to keep investment protection provisions seperate from trade agreements so that they can be approved without the ratification of national or regional parliaments.
Ukraine, Turkey complete tenth round of FTA talks
During this round of talks, the delegations made a progress in the issues regarding the access to the telecommunications and e-commerce markets.
Ukraine, Macedonia to review FTA conditions in near future
Ukraine and Macedonia will hold a round of negotiations on the revision of the provisions of the free trade agreement concluded in 2001.
Georgia, Israel launch joint feasibility study on free trade agreement
Georgia’s Vice-Premier and Economy Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili and the Minister of Economy and Industry of Israel Eli Cohen signed the declaration on launching the feasibility study on free trade agreement negotiations between Georgia and Israel.

    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.