European Member States refuse necessary reform of investment agreements

S2B Statement on negotiations of investment protection in free trade agreements with Canada, India and Singapore
16 September 2011
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The Seattle to Brussels Network beliefs that BITs are posing a threat to public policy, democratic governance and the public interest; and that they need to be radically overhauled.

On Monday 12 September the General Affairs Council approved negotiating mandates for investment protection chapters in free trade agreements with Canada, India and Singapore. European Member States refuse necessary reform, ignore the will of the European Parliament and insist that future EU investment agreements copy their bad practices. Read or download the S2B Statement and the text of the mandates.