The agreements between Andean countries and the EU deepen pharmaceutical dependence

February 2009

The Free Trade Agreement or the Association Agreement the European Union is promoting with two of the four countries member of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) risks the continuity of this bloc, but it also represents a threat to access to medications and health of the Andean peoples.

This is what the group of organizations of Europe and Andean countries` civil society, joined in the CAN-EU Alliance stated publically. The organizations establish a difference between CAN as an economic project and its process of integration of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.

Debating Europe: The Global Crisis, solutions, and implications for EU Trade Policy (video)

February 2009
Talk of the dangers of trade protectionism is used by European politicians to obscure the need for protection from transnational corporations whose control of European trade policy continues to cause negative social and environment impacts. Susan George and Myriam Vander Stichele debate MEP Ignasi Guardans and Chief Economist DG Trade, Gaspar Frontini, in TNI's Debating Europe series.

How to oppose liberalisation of financial services

Myriam Vander Stichele
February 2009
Three fact sheets on how despite talk of regulations of financial services in the North, the WTO and regional Free Trade agreements continue to impose financial liberalisation on the south.

Alternative Regionalisms News

December 2008

Alternative Regionalisms News (last updated in December 2008).

The EU-India-FTA: development and growth for each and everybody?

Barbara Meincke
November 2008
Far-reaching tariff elimination and liberalization of government procurement can have negative effects on the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Indian society and hamper rather than foster human development.

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How Badly Can the 'Experts' Ruin the Planet?

Robin Broad
October 2008
Look no further than the World Bank to see how many economic, social and environmental problems so-called experts can make worse.

Transnational Corporations on Trial

Wolfgang Kaleck, Miriam Saage-Maaß
October 2008

This study analyses existing legal means of holding European transnational companies liable for extraterritorial human rights violations. The authors examine four representative legal cases against European companies in Latin America that revolve around problems typical in the region.

Development Redefined

Robin Broad
September 2008

Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism (or neoliberalism) ending in the development arena. And, a debate over the best route to development has returned.

How Doha died: A ringsider’s view

Riza Bernabe interviewed by Walden Bello
August 2008
Regarded as one of the leading experts on Philippine trade and agriculture issues, Riza Bernabe was interviewed by Walden Bello on the latest collapse of the WTO "Doha Round" trade negotiations.

The Doha Round of trade negotiations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) collapsed in Geneva nearly 14 days ago.

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