Tag: TTIP

European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission registers ‘Stop #TTIP’ Initiative

European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission registers ‘Stop #TTIP’ Initiative

The European Commission has decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative inviting the Commission “to recommend to the Council to repeal the negotiating mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and not to conclude the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)” (‘Stop TTIP’ Initiative). The formal registration of this Initiative on 10 July […]

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EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

EU and US publish #TTIP state-of-play assessment

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman have today (20 January) published a joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since negotiations started in July 2013. While nobody thinks immediate progress will be made on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

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#12DaysofChristmas: Trade deals remain controversial #Yes2TTIP #StopTTIP

#12DaysofChristmas: Trade deals remain controversial #Yes2TTIP #StopTTIP

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU-US negotiations to reach a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the EU’s largest export partner remain vexed. Secretary of State John Kerry optimistically hoped to reach an agreement by the end of the year. With a seemingly protectionist President-elect and public concern in Europe, it is difficult to see how progress will […]

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#CETACheck: citizen campaign asks MEPs to vote against CETA

#CETACheck: citizen campaign asks MEPs to vote against CETA

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

CETA, the planned free trade agreement between the EU and Canada has been approved by the EU governments and will be now discussed and voted on in the European Parliament. The vote is scheduled for end of 2016 or early 2017. Today (8 November) sees the launch of the final phase of the campaign entitled […]

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Is #Australia getting closer to EU than ever before? EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Is #Australia getting closer to EU than ever before? EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although the EU has more than 50 trade agreements internationally, its commitment to worldwide free trade is in question. The negotiations on the so-called TTIP and CETA are thought to be in trouble, if not at a standstill. Thus, the following doubt arises: can the EU still do trade deals? writes Natalia Ziemblewicz. There is […]

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#StopTTIP: Thousands of protesters march in Brussels

#StopTTIP: Thousands of protesters march in Brussels

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thousands of protesters marched through Brussels on Tuesday, 20 September, to demand the European Union abandon planned transatlantic free trade deals they say will worsen labor conditions and allow big business to challenge governments, writes Philip Blenkinsop. Organizers, including unions, environmental and consumer groups and public health insurers, said between 10,000 and 15,000 people headed […]

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#TradeCommittee: TTIP and CETA talks – follow-up debates in EP Trade Committee

#TradeCommittee: TTIP and CETA talks – follow-up debates in EP Trade Committee

Stocktaking debates on progress in EU trade talks with two major partners, Canada and the USA , will be held in the International Trade Committee on Monday (14 March) afternoon. The recently updated investment rules in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) deal with Canada and latest developments on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

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