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    Study investment provisions before an FTA says advocacy group

    23 April 2012
    In the media

    The country should carefully study investment provisions before entering into foreign trade agreements (FTAs) as these may infringe on government’s regulatory power on foreign firms, an advocacy group on Friday said.

  2. A model country with double standards

    Johan van der Tol
    20 January 2011
    In the media

    The Dutch government oversight on transshipments of arms is not as strict as international rules require.

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    The limits of Chinese expansionism

    Shawn W. Crispin
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    China's fast growing capital expansion within South East Asia is raising concerns about landgrabs and exploitative practices, especially as it is often aligned with support for authoritarian regimes such as Burma.

     
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    Vrijhandelsakkoorden stellen belang bedrijfsleven boven dat van burgers

    23 October 2013
    In the media

    Op 18 oktober hebben de Europese Unie en Canada tot verrassing van velen een vrijhandelsakkoord ondertekend. Een soortgelijk akkoord tussen de EU en de VS is in de maak. Volgens het onlangs verschenen rapport 'Profiting from injustice', is er de laatste twee decennia sprake van "de stille opkomst van een machtig investeringsregime dat honderden landen heeft verstrikt in een systeem dat bedrijfswinsten boven mensenrechten en het milieu stelt."

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    How the U.S.-EU Trade Deal would Grant Sweeping Corporate Privileges

    14 July 2013
    In the media

    The Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) is in trouble. Report after report has indicated that the massive U.S.-EU deal is on shaky ground now that the NSA spying scandal has fueled European privacy concerns and botched the hopes of U.S. telecommunications firms to use the deal to downsize data privacy protections.

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    UBS-Vivendi Tie Ignored as Bias Charges Roil Treaty Disputes

    Andrew Martin
    10 July 2013
    In the media

    When Swiss law professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler joined the board of UBS AG, she was sitting on international tribunals judging whether Vivendi Universal SA and another company whose shares UBS held were entitled to damages from Argentina in investment disputes.

  7. Book Review of “Whose Crisis, Whose Future?” by Susan George

    Claudio Schuftan
    17 March 2011
    In the media
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    Handelsverdragen zijn niet fair

    Roeline Knottnerus, Burghard Ilge, Ante Wessels, Paul de Clerck, Ton Siedsma
    10 September 2014
    In the media

    Minister Ploumen (Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) zou geen steun moeten geven aan het ISDS, het klachtenmechanisme dat onderdeel is van het Europese vrijhandelsverdragen TTIP

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    De nachtmerrie van de Canadese boeren

    Carlijne Vos
    19 August 2014
    In the media

    Er is zwaar over onderhandeld en het lijkt op het eerste gezicht een zege, vrij handelsverkeer tussen Europa en Canada. Maar er zit ook een minder zonnig kantje aan dit bejubelde akkoord.

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    In praise of Susan George

    Edwin Madunagu
    13 November 2008
    In the media

    In a recent editorial comment, The Economist issued a solemn call to all believers in global capitalism not to despair, not to panick, and to do nothing that could endanger the capitalist system (October 18-24, 2008). The magazine invoked the words and spirit of its founder, the Scottish businessman, James Wilson, who, about 165 years ago, gave the paper the philosophy of "economic liberty".

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    EU Commissie weigert inspraak bevolking over TTIP-verdrag

    17 September 2014
    In the media

    De Europese Commissie heeft op 12 september 2014 een Europees Burgerinitiatief voor inspraak in de onderhandelingen over het TTIP-vrijhandelsakkoord tussen de EU en de VS verworpen. Volgens Europarlementslid Bart Staes (Groen) is dit 'een politiek gemotiveerde beslissing', die ingaat tegen de beloftes van nieuw commissievoorzitter Juncker.

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    The Canadian-EU trade agreement which could act as a Trojan horse for TTIP

    Ian Dunt
    19 November 2014
    In the media

    These are crucial days for TTIP. The US-EU trade deal, which would legally enforce the privatisation of the NHS, is facing extraordinary levels of public protest on both sides of the Atlantic. But while opponents focus on the battle at hand, a separate Canadian trade deal could allow TTIP's worst abuses by the backdoor.

     
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    #TTIPalarm: ‘mensen boven multinationals’

    17 April 2015
    In the media

    Nieuws.nl - Twitteraars zetten zich massaal in tegen het TTIP handelsverdrag met de hashtag #TTIPalarm. Maandag 20 april start in Washington de negende onderhandelingsronde over het handelsverdrag en Twitteraars willen dat het tegengeluid gehoord wordt. Het alarm is een initiatief van Milieudefensie, Both ENDS, SOMO, Transnational Institute en TNI.

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    Waarom kankerverwekkende stoffen straks weer in onze voeding terechtkomen

    Vera Klandermans
    02 April 2015
    In the media

    Libelle Daily - Chloor in kip en giftige stoffen in onze mascara willen we natuurlijk niet, maar als straks de Europese Unie met TTIP (spreek uit als tietip) instemt, gaat dat wel gebeuren…

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    APE: Raviver l’esprit de combativité

    Nicolas Haeringer
    08 December 2007
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    Global campaign against anti-democratic investment rules

    13 January 2008
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    Bolivia is being sued by Telecom Italia in a secretive World Bank tribunal, ICSID, even though the Andean nation withdrew from the tribunal in May 2007.
  17. Food shouldn't be a pokerchip

    Sarah Anderson
    15 November 2010
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    Excessive speculating makes for yo-yoing corn prices, pushing millions of people into hunger, while big-time gamblers exit in a stampede as soon as the price bubble threatens to pop.

  18. The Coming Global Food Fight

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    07 March 2011
    Article

    As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."

  19. Discover the dark side of Investment

    27 June 2012
    Article

    Introduction to the international investment regime, including key facts, links to useful resources and ideas for action.

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    Practical and tactical challenges, and strategic perspectives for African engagement with China

    Dot Keet
    23 September 2010
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    There are many important factors to consider when speaking broadly of China's role in Africa, and one should avoid falling into the trap of simplistic comparisons with historic African-European relations.

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