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False good news for future EU free trade agreements

ECVC is heavily critical of the lack of ambition shown by the European Commission to tackle only future free trade agreements, meaning the pre-existing FTAs can continue their environmental and social devastation.

’Mad rush to sign FTAs not in interests of farmers’

India is inking a series of Free Trade Agreements but there is criticism from various quarters about it. All India Kisan Sabha Joint Secretary Vijoo Krishnan spoke about what is wrong with FTAs and where the government is erring.

Physical space in a digital world

Community radio spaces like CKUT have worked to deepen and reorient the mainstream political conversation in profound ways, slowly shifting the focus toward voices calling for transformative social change and justice.

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On the trade deal with the Europeans

The official EU commentary on the deal mentions (a) the wider political ties that New Zealand has with Europe, and (b) NZ’s welcoming mat to Europe’s foreign investors.

EU-India trade talks: base them on values, says Parliament

EU Parliament states it welcomes the restart of talks on a trade agreement with India, and should happen only as long as European values and standards, including rule of law, democracy, as well as human, women’s and labour rights, are respected.

Trade Minister discusses RCEP bill, IK-CEPA with House

Indonesia Trade Minister discussed the bill of the Ratification of the RCEP and the Indonesia-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA) with the House of Representatives (DPR RI).