EU Trade

Global Europe? Voor wie?!

TNI
Persbericht: campagne rond Europees vrijhandelsbeleid gestart
May 2009

We (*) zijn begonnen met een campagne om het Europese (vrij)handelsbeleid onder de aandacht te brengen. Sinds oktober 2006 hebben ze een nieuwe 'strategie' afgesproken, die 'Global Europe, Competing in the World' gedoopt is. Het gaat hier om hard neoliberaal vrijhandelsbeleid, gericht op de belangen van grote Europese bedrijven en het veiligstellen van zo goedkoop mogelijk grondstoffen voor de Europese economie. Bovendien is het gericht op privatisering en deregulering en heeft het - in combinatie met de beruchte 'Lissabon Agenda' ook grote 'binnenlandse' gevolgen.

European election campaign

TNI
May 2009
Over the past three decades, the “freedom” of financial actors has been extended at the expense of the huge majority of people. This is also the case for the EU. By exclusively seeking to satisfy the corporate interests, the EU trade policy undermines the living conditions of people both in Europe and in the Global South. Join the European election campaign and ask the EU parliament to act for change.

EU policy is shaped not only by politicians but often strongly influenced by external experts, who are also often representatives of certain interests.

The global crisis, solutions, and implications for EU Trade Policy

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.

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.
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