RSSTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

#TTIP: European Commission crosses Parliament’s red lines say more than 65 organizations

#TTIP: European Commission crosses Parliament’s red lines say more than 65 organizations

Today (8 July) more than 65 civil society organizations warned European Parliament President Martin Schulz that the European Commission is failing to comply with Parliament’s 2015 Resolution on the EU-US trade agreement (TTIP). In crossing Parliament’s “red lines”, the Commission’s TTIP proposals endanger public health, the environment, and democracy. The letter, signed by organisations representing […]

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#TTIPLeaks: Greenpeace claims leaks prove that trade deal will weaken environmental protections

#TTIPLeaks: Greenpeace claims leaks prove that trade deal will weaken environmental protections

Greenpeace claim leaked documents representing 13 negotiation chapters shows that TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Programme) proposals will seriously undermine human health and environmental protections if negotiations continue on the current path. The Commission has issued a statement to say the documents merely reflect negotiation positions. Greenpeace should be reassured that one of the areas […]

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TTIPing Europe into the abyss?

TTIPing Europe into the abyss?

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Colin Moors With the balance of power shifting from the US in the latest round of development talks within the World Trade Organization (WTO) – the so-called Doha Development Round – there has been a significant shift towards bilateral trade agreements being made between countries wishing to have the advantages that WTO membership […]

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MEP Daniel Dalton: ‘Car manufacturers have treated consumers with contempt’

MEP Daniel Dalton: ‘Car manufacturers have treated consumers with contempt’

West Midlands Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton (pictured) has reminded the European Parliament that consumers have been treated with contempt by car manufacturers, as he took part in a Strasbourg debate about the ongoing car emissions scandal. In the UK, 1.1 million cars are affected with over 4,000 cars having already been recalled. The software used […]

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European Commission responds to public concerns over TTIP

European Commission responds to public concerns over TTIP

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has responded to people’s concerns over an element of the EU-US trade agreement, TTIP, in putting forward a blueprint for a modernized system, according to European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) MEP Emma McClarkin. The ECR trade spokesman welcomed the efforts by Commissioner Malmstrom to modernise the system of investment protection so […]

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TTIP and UN Treaty: EU must stand up for human rights

TTIP and UN Treaty: EU must stand up for human rights

By Jerome Chaplier, co-ordinator, European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Paul de Clerk, co-ordinator, Friends of the Earth Europe Economic Justice Programme and Karim Lahidji, president, International Federation for Human Rights Human rights violations by companies happen on a daily basis and all too often go unpunished. Last week, discussions took place at the UN in […]

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Major pharma and finance corporations ‘dramatically boosted lobbying efforts to support TTIP’

Major pharma and finance corporations ‘dramatically boosted lobbying efforts to support TTIP’

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

New research by lobby watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory claims that major corporations in the pharmaceutical and financial industries have dramatically boosted their lobbying efforts in support of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). According to the research, the pharmaceutical sector increased sevenfold its lobbying push for TTIP from 2012-13 to 2013/14. The financial and machinery […]

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