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    Transatlantic Free-Trade Agreement (TAFTA/TTIP)

    Natacha Cingotti
    01 October 2014
    Multi-media

    Does the investor state settlement dispute mechanism (ISDS) in TTIP entail a global governance by and for multinational corporations?

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    Vrijhandelsverdragen: burgerinspraak geweigerd, parlement bespeeld, EU-grondwet bedreigd

    Rob Bleijerveld
    29 September 2014
    Article

    Op 10 september wees de Europese Commissie een verzoek van ruim 200 maatschappelijke organisaties af om een opiniepeiling te houden onder alle EU-burgers over de vrijhandelsverdragen TTIP en CETA. De Nederlandse minister Ploumen (Buitenlandse Handel/ Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) poogde het parlement te bespelen met niet hard te maken toezeggingen. Hoe werd hierop gereageerd door TTIP-critici? En kan ondertekening gevolgen hebben voor de Europese Grondwet?

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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.

  4. Publieksdebat met minister Ploumen

    01 October 2014 - Event
  5. Europese Commissie wil geen inspraak burgers bij TTIP en CETA

    12 September 2014
    Press release

    Amsterdam, 12-9-2014 - Een verzoek voor de lancering van een burgerinitiatief rond TTIP en CETA is op 10 september door de Europese Commissie afgewezen. De Europese Commissie weigert het initiatief te registreren omdat het buiten de bevoegdheden van de Commissie zou vallen. Maatschappelijke organisaties, waaronder TNI en SOMO, vinden dat de Commissie zeggenschap van burgers ondermijnt en roepen de nieuwe Commissie op om dit besluit terug te draaien.

  6. European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA

    15 July 2014
    Press release

    European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA ECI-Registration 15 July 2015 – criticism: insufficient democratic participation and weakening of standards

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    Broad Pan-EU civil society coalition rejects US-EU free trade deal process

    21 May 2014
    Press release

    More than 120 organisations critizise the corporate agenda in the TTIP negotiations

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    Investment Package

    09 May 2014
    Report

    A package of TNI's best publications on Trade and Investment

     
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    Untangling the trade talks

    17 April 2014
    Multi-media

    A debate about the impacts of the Investor to States Disputes Settlement on the environment, between representatives from the European Commission and Civil Society Organizations from Europe, US and Canada was held in Brussels during the last negotiations round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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    Why is TTIP more than a trade agreement?

    02 April 2014
    Multi-media

    EU and US are currently negotiating a trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world? See reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions.

  11. Civil society call for full transparency about the EU-US trade negotiations

    14 March 2014
    Article

    Civil society organisations are writing to express deep concerns about the lack of transparency around the ongoing trade talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They call on The European Commission to open the negotiation process to the public, by releasing the negotiating mandate, documents submitted by the EU, and negotiating texts.

  12. Profiting from Crisis

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pia Eberhardt
    07 March 2014
    Report

    Corporations, backed by lawyers, use international investment agreements to scavenge for profits by suing Europe’s crisis countries. While speculators making risky investments are protected, ordinary people have no such protection and – through harsh austerity policies – are being stripped of basic social rights.

  13. New report reveals how the EU-US trade deal risks expanding fracking

    06 March 2014
    Press release

    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) [1].

  14. No fracking way

    • Pietje Vervest, Timothé Feodoroff, Giorgina Garibotto et al.
    06 March 2014
    Policy briefing

    A briefing that explores how a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US and the EU could open the way to multi-billion euro lawsuits from companies wanting to expand “fracking” for shale gas and oil.

  15. S2B refutes European Commission’s defense of controversial investor-to-state dispute settlement

    20 January 2014
    Article

    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.

  16. Trade: time for a new vision

    26 November 2013
    Report

    For fairer and more democratic societies, people need to claim control over the EU’s trade and investment policy processes. We need to change EU’s trade and investment policies and the way in which decisions are made.

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    How neutral are the arbitrators in TPPA disputes?

    Cecilia Olivet
    12 November 2013
    Multi-media

    Olivet questions the investor-state dispute settlement chapter in the TPPA which allows for disputes to be adjudicated by a small number of individuals in privatised international courts.

  18. Ditch treaties that bite

    Fiona Dove, Ronald Gijsbertsen, Danielle Hirsch
    06 November 2013
    Article

    South Africa is moving away from international investment treaties towards a new framework for investment protection based on domestic law. Contrary to some opinions, there are cogent arguments in favour of this approach.

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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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