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  1. Cecilia Olivet

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    Project Coordinator Trade & Investment

    Cecilia Olivet is a social scientist who specialises in the European Union's trade and investment agenda and the international investment regime.  Cecilia is Uruguayan, has a BA degree in International Relations from Universidad de la República in Uruguay and an MA in International Politics and East Asia from Warwick University, UK. In 2005, she joined TNI where she is part of the Economic...

  2. Myriam vander Stichele

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    Associate

    Associate Myriam Vander Stichele has been monitoring international trade negotiations and agreements since 1990, both at a regional and global level. She is an advisor to many NGOs whose indepth research on investment agreements and policies, and private investor strategies has sparked many international campaigns....

  3. Pietje Vervest

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    Programmes Director

    Pietje Vervest is an economic anthropologist. She has specialised in the European Union's trade and investment agenda and in the international investment regime. At TNI she coordinates the Economic Justice Programme and the Myanmar in Focus Programme, is part of the Coordination Group of the Seattle to Brussels network and is the European anchor of the Asia-Europe People's Forum.  

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    Επενδυτές κατά των χωρών της κρίσης

    11 March 2014
    In the media

    Οι προσφυγές επενδυτών κατά των χωρών της κρίσης, η δίκη του προέδρου της Μπάγερν Ούλι Χένες, αλλά και η κατάσταση στα ελληνοτουρκικά σύνορα, στο επίκεντρο της επισκόπησης.

  5. Howard Wachtel

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    Associate

    Howard Wachtel is a former TNI fellow and an expert on the financialisation of the global economy who foresaw the financial crisis long before it struck in autumn 2008. His book in 2003 Street of Dreams. Boulevard of Broken Hearts: Wall Street's First Century (London: Pluto Press) is a widely respected history of the infamous New York street.  Howard was the first co-ordinator of TNI's...

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    TTIP: Onderhandelen achter gesloten deuren

    28 April 2014
    In the media

    Sinds de zomer van 2013 onderhandelt de Europese Unie met de Verenigde Staten over het grootste vrijhandelsakkoord ooit, het Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP). Maar die onderhandelingen vinden plaats achter hermetisch gesloten deuren. Deel vier van een reeks artikelen over het vrijhandelsverdrag TTIP.

  7. Hilde van der Pas

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    Communications Officer

    Hilde van der Pas joined the 'Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives' programme in July 2011. She has a BA degree in journalism and a MA in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.

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    Europe-wide self-organised ECI against TTIP/CETA

    14 October 2014
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    We call on the institutions of the European Union and its member states to stop the negotiations with the USA on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and not to ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.

  9. Luciana Ghiotto

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    Associate Researcher

    Luciana Ghiotto is an associate researcher with the Transnational Institute (TNI) and specialises on trade and investment. She is a researcher in CONICET-Argentina, and Professor of International Political Economy at Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). Ms Ghiotto is also a member of ATTAC Argentina and coordinator of the Assembly Argentina Better Without Free Trade Agreements.

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    ICSID: il Tribunale Internazionale del Diritto al Profitto [Parte 2]

    A.Intonti
    11 September 2014
    In the media

    La clausola ISDS che potrebbe venir introdotta nel Trattato Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership si basa giuridicamente sui cosiddetti Trattati Bilaterali di Investimento (Tbi), accordi stipulati tra due governi per fissare le condizioni sugli investimenti esteri delle società private dei due paesi, alle quali vengono garantiti tutti gli strumenti legali necessari per far valere il proprio “diritto al profitto” a discapito di tutele sociali, economiche ed ambientali per i cittadini.

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    ICSID: il Tribunale Internazionale del Diritto al Profitto [Parte 1]

    A.Intonti
    10 September 2014
    In the media

    Ttip, Icsid e Tisa. Ovvero il “corrispettivo economico della Nato”[1], il Tribunale del “diritto al profitto” e un accordo di privatizzazione dei servizi pubblici che sarebbe dovuto rimanere segreto almeno per altri cinque anni.

    Tre sigle sconosciute ai più che rappresentano perfettamente quello che, insieme al potere dei gruppi criminali, può considerarsi l’unico, vero, potere globale: il potere delle imprese multinazionali

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    The lies behind this transatlantic trade deal

    George Monbiot
    02 December 2013
    In the media

    Plans to create an EU-US single market will allow corporations to sue governments using secretive panels, bypassing courts and parliaments

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    Ausländische Investoren verklagen EU-Krisenstaaten

    10 March 2014
    In the media

    Krisengeschüttelten Euro-Ländern, die Spar- und Reformmaßnahmen zur Rettung ihres Landes ergreifen mussten, geraten durch ausländische Investoren unter Druck. Wie das Nachrichtenmagazin "Spiegel" berichtet, wurden allein gegen Zypern und Spanien vor internationalen Schiedsgerichten Entschädigungsklagen über mehr als 1,7 Milliarden Euro eingereicht.

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    Ausländische Investoren verklagen EU-Krisenstaaten

    10 March 2014
    In the media

    usländische Investoren gehen laut einem 'Spiegel'-Bericht juristisch gegen die Euro-Krisenländer Spanien, Griechenland und Zypern vor. Fonds und Unternehmen verlangen demnach hohe Entschädigungen von den Regierungen dieser Länder unter Berufung auf den sogenannten Investitionsschutz. Er soll sicherstellen, dass Investoren durch spätere Gesetzesänderungen nicht benachteiligt werden. In den Krisenländern waren solche Änderungen häufig von Spar- und Reformmaßnahmen in Zuge der Eurokrise ausgelöst worden. In Spanien gehe es beispielsweise um die Kürzung von Subventionen für die Solarbranche.

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    Τα κοράκια της κρίσης

    12 March 2014
    In the media

    Αποζημιώσεις που ξεπερνούν τα 1,7 δισ. ευρώ διεκδικούν εταιρείες επενδύσεων από τις κυβερνήσεις της Ελλάδας, της Κύπρου και της Ισπανίας, σύμφωνα με τη μελέτη που έδωσαν στη δημοσιότητα δύο ευρωπαϊκά think tanks, το Transnational Institute και το Corporate Europe Observatory, η οποία καταδεικνύει τον τρόπο με τον οποίο εταιρείες, με την υποστήριξη δικηγόρων, χρησιμοποιούν τις διεθνείς επενδυτικές συμφωνίες για να εξασφαλίσουν υπερκέρδη, μηνύοντας τις κυβερνήσεις ευρωπαϊκών χωρών που μαστίζονται από την κρίση.

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    "Hienot sopat" eli Transatlanttinen vapaakauppasopimus

    12 March 2014
    In the media

    “At a time when ordinary people across Europe have been stripped of many basic social rights, it is perverse that the EU supports an international investment regime which provides VIP protection to largely speculative foreign investors.” - Cecilia Olivet, Transnational Instituten tutkija

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    Netzfrauen: Europäische Bürgerinitiative fordert Verhandlungsstopp bei TTIP und CETA

    15 July 2014
    In the media

    TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Abkommen – Das Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der EU und den USA – Mal ehrlich, wollen wir Europäer das? – Hormonfleisch – Geklonte Tiere – Gen-Lebensmittel – Chlorhühner – Aufgeweichte Kennzeichnungspflicht.

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    Corporate Sovereignty's Chilling Effects

    25 November 2014
    In the media

    As we've noted before, corporate sovereignty -- known more formally as investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) -- has emerged as the most contentious element of the transatlantic trade deal TAFTA/TTIP, currently being negotiated.

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    Bruno Ciccaglione about the Alternative Trade Mandate

    11 March 2014
    Multi-media

    As former coordinator of the Seattle to Brussels Network, Bruno was involved in the ATM process from its very beginning. He highlights the key aspects of the alternatives promoted by the ATM Alliance, and emphazises the democratic control as a central issue of our campaign.

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    Charles Santiago about the Alternative Trade Mandate

    11 March 2014
    Multi-media

    As member of the Malaysian Parliament, Charles Santiago has been actively engaged in the struggles against the EU-ASEAN free trade agreement, arguing that it undermines people and government’s rights and sovereignty. Today, he explains us why the candidates to the European Parliament have the responsability to take a position.

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