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    Investment Package

    09 May 2014
    Report

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

     
  2. A TTIP Resolution for People, the Environment and Democracy

    02 March 2015
    Declaration

    For a TTIP resolution that puts people, the environment and democracy before short-term profit and disproportionate corporate rights. 375 civil society organisations from across Europe call on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

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    Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

    07 March 2014
    Press release

    Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) reveals.

  4. 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].

  5. Proposal to expand investors’ rights for all intra-EU investment will be the next nail in the coffin of European integration

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest
    19 May 2016
    Report

    Representatives of the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) tabled a proposal, in April, to establish “a multilateral agreement among the [EU] Member States […] which would replace and supersede pre-existing intra-EU BITs”. With this proposal, all EU investors would effectively be able to sue any member state at an international tribunal when they feel government regulations have undermined their (future) profits. This proposal undercuts the very basis of the European Union and is the best example of how the EU has become a vehicle for business rights at the expense of democracy.

  6. Between Mobilisation and Conflict

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero
    20 September 2013
    Policy briefing

    The agrarian sector launched a national strike in Colombia which spread quickly across other sectors, against the impacts of the FTA with the US and Canada. It is evident that the current economic model has failed as a result of a combination of several factors, structurally and historically.

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    Nederland in de bres voor ‘onacceptabel’ onderdeel in handelsverdrag TTIP

    06 March 2015
    In the media

    Follow the money - Nederland steunt een ‘onacceptabel’ onderdeel van het controversiële handelsverdrag TTIP. Een Q&A sessie met deskundige Gus Van Harten over het gevaar voor Nederland.

     
  8. Susan George on UK tour

    04 December 2013
    Multi-media

    From 4-7 December, renowned political scientist Susan George presented her book How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II to packed houses in the UK, starting with the official launch in London.

  9. The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

    Cecilia Olivet
    16 December 2011
    Article

    Signing international investment treaties, in the hope of attracting foreign investments, has been a central strategy for governments looking to improve economic development. The less known side of this story is that by signing investment treaties, governments are giving away the sovereign right to regulate in the interest of people and the environment. They also expose themselves to the risk of spending millions in law suits that could have been used to serve public needs. It’s time that the dark side of investment is put under the spotlight.

  10. One Treaty to rule them all

    • Pia Eberhardt, Cecilia Olivet, Lavinia Steinfort
    12 June 2018
    Report

    We know what we have to do to solve the climate crisis. We must keep coal, oil and gas in the ground. But the fossil fuel industry has a secret powerful weapon to keep cooking the planet: The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). It is on the brink of a massive geographical expansion into Africa, Asia and Latin America, threatening to bind yet more countries to corporate-friendly energy policies. Visit: www.energy-charter-dirty-secrets.org

  11. The complex law suits that cost poor countries dearly

    Melanie Newman
    28 November 2012
    In the media
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    The leak which offers a rare glimpse into secret EU-US free market talks

    Ian Dunt
    12 March 2014
    In the media

    Last week, German Green MEP Sven Giegold took a big risk. He leaked confidential Council of Ministers documents.

  13. Investment arbitrators' inner circle

    29 November 2012
    Article

    Interactive web showing the number of times the elite 15 arbitrators have sat side by side in investment arbitration panels.

     
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    Wie wint de slag om het vrijhandelsverdrag: het grootkapitaal of de burger?

    Thomas van Heste
    04 July 2014
    In the media

    Het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de Europese Unie en de Verenigde Staten: een lovenswaardige poging belemmeringen voor handel op te ruimen waar burgers van zullen profiteren, noemen voorstanders het. Achterkamertjespolitiek die het grootkapitaal vrij spel zal geven, zeggen tegenstanders. Hoe gevaarlijk is het zogenoemde TTIP nu echt?

  15. Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe

    14 October 2014
    Declaration

    The 10th Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF10) tackled five major themes, or People’s Visions, which represent AEPF’s hopes for citizens of the ASEM member countries and the communities they live in. This is their final declaration.

  16. ASEAN Regional Forum on Investment (21-22 September, Manila)

    22 September 2011
    Article

    Between 20 and 21 September 2011, 40 ASEAN campaigners and experts met in Manila to share knowledge and experiences, articulate common strategies and discuss alternatives to the current investment regime. 

  17. Trading away Democracy

    • Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecile Toubeau
    18 November 2014
    Policy briefing

    The Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in the far-reaching economic integration agreement between Canada and the European Union prevents governments from acting in the public interest.

  18. Susan George

    Profile
    President

    To contact Susan George : susangeorge(at)free.fr    ...

  19. Open letter to Martin Schulz on Colombian human rights abuses

    22 February 2013
    Article

    By ratifying the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia, the European Parliament committed itself to give a special follow-up to the “respect of human rights and the environment” by implementing the “road map” agreed upon for these issues. 

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