Part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme, TNI’s Trade & Investment Justice project plays a critical role in challenging the European Union’s 'free' trade and investment policies. Read more about the project.
The European Commission recently issued two papers to address growing concerns among civil society and the wider general public over inclusion of the increasingly controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) in the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Protection agreement (TTIP). The Seattle to Brussels Network responds to the arguments and the Commission’s proposals to amend the flaws in the ISDS system.
Seattle to Brussesls analysis: The European Commission’s note on “Investment Provisions in the EU-Canada free trade agreement ’’ is a lobby document, not an objective and complete presentation on the issue At the end of 2013 the European Commission produced a note presenting and explaining the “Investment Provisions in the EU-Canada free trade agreement” (CETA).
Conférence de Susan George, fondatrice et présidente d’honneur de l’association ATTAC, à propos de l’accord de libre-échange transatlantique, entre les États-Unis et l’Europe, qui doit entrer en vigueur en 2015.
Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder & Rhea Tamara Hoffmann
Swedish energy company Vattenfall filed request for arbitration at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), after Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy.
Pia Eberhardt, Emma Lui, Stuart Trew
As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decision to ban and regulate fracking.
The EU's launch of negotiations for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with four Arab countries in transition – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia - looks set to entrench an economic model that was one of the root causes of the Arab Spring.
Join us for a panel debate on the likely impacts of the investment chapter of the proposed transatlantic trade deal (TTIP).
The EU and the US aim to conclude their free trade agreement - TTIP (Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership) this year, effectively creating the biggest trade block in the world.
A half-day crash course that offers a detailed look at and critique of the current EU Investment policy in ongoing trade & investment negotiations. It will help activists, policy makers and journalists to better understand the wording of investment liberalisation and protection chapters as well as the EU's proposals for a slightly reformed Investor to State Dispute Settlement mechanism.
6 March 2014
A trade deal between the EU and the US risks opening the backdoor for the expansion of fracking in Europe and the US, reveals a new report released today (Thursday, March 6) .
6 January 2014
Er is een wereldwijd netwerk van investeringsverdragen en schimmige internationale rechtspraak. Rechtszaken waar miljarden op het spel staan, worden in een hotelkamer uitgevochten door een select gezelschap advocaten. ‘Als dit een persoonlijk contract was, zou niemand het ondertekenen.’
30 December 2013
Political scientist and veteran global justice activist Susan George talks about her new book, How to Win the Class War, a satire on the wealthiest 1%.