Focus on: TTIP & labour and services
The European Parliament adopted a resolution to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, saying the US’ compliance efforts to date “fail to provide enough data protection for EU citizens.”
Globalisation is in crisis because of its almost totalitarian outreach to all areas of everyday life. People feel a loss of control, because their way of life is perceived as subject to trade requests solely for the benefit of globally acting firms.
How to achieve data protection-proof free trade agreements?
Vital public services like firefighting and ambulances are being handed over to a small number of transnational companies worldwide, a trend that will be hugely boosted by TPP, TTIP, CETA and TiSA.
The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will have negative effects on public health, jobs and the climate, according to the official impact assessment.
New working paper highlights the potential harmful impact of CETA and TTIP (and other trade and investment agreements) on healthcare and social services.
AFL-CIO and ETUC stressed that the current negotiations on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are on the wrong course.
The "Privacy Shield", an agreement stemming from an exchange of letters, only contains vague promises.
Paris would like to “copy-paste” key passages from the EU-Canada free trade agreement, concluded this week, particularly those relating to the arbitration court that is such a controversial issue in Europe.
The potential effects of the United States / Europe trade agreement (TTIP) on local economies and SMEs.
The EU’s professed commitment to sustainable development is not reflected in its proposed text for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Clever ruling by the Court of Justice will be almost impossible to circumvent. The "Safe Harbour" ruling is likely to affect trade agreements like TISA and TTIP in important ways.
Elderly people’s homes in Ireland will be open to unfettered competition putting care at risk under the terms being drafted for the trade and services agreement between the EU and the US.
EU trade deals with Canada and the US could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water and health, as negotiators are doing the work of some of the EU’s most powerful corporate lobby groups in pushing an aggressive market opening agenda in the public sector.
Les conséquences des accords multilatéraux sur le commerce mondial et l’économie sont loin de faire consensus.
North West MEP Afzal Khan says he has received more than 10,000 emails from constituents concerned about the proposed trade agreement between the United States and the European Unions.
The status quo trade model’s 21-year record of massive U.S. trade deficits, job loss and wage suppression.
Les partisans des libéralisations misent sur de nouveaux accords de libre-échange qui priveraient les Etats de leur capacité à fixer les règles du jeu et accéléreraient le démontage du service public.
TUC Congress believes that the primary purpose of TTIP is to extend corporate investor rights’ and thus adopted a position of ‘outright opposition’ to TTIP.
What is the threat from free trade agreements to public services?