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  1. EU-handelsverdragen met Singapore en Vietnam strijdig met SER-meetlat

    24 October 2018
    Press release

    24 oktober – De EU heeft tijdens een Azië-top in Brussel handel- en investeringsakkoorden met Vietnam en Singapore ondertekend, die Europese standaarden voor voedselveiligheid, milieu en arbeid dreigen te ondermijnen. Handel anders! roept Nederlandse Europarlementariërs op niet in te stemmen met deze handelsverdragen voordat ze aan de criteria voldoen van de SER-meetlat. Handel anders! is een collectief van boeren, vakbonden, ngo’s, ondernemers, journalisten en academici voor duurzame en eerlijke handel.

  2. Sebastián Torres

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    Sebastián is a Uruguayan political economist with over 15 years of experience in public policy, agro-industrial development strategies and prospective studies....

  3. A step closer to justice for those affected by transnational corporations’ activities

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    16 March 2018
    Press release

    Geneva: March 16, 2018 – The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign) (1) welcomes the presentation and acceptance of the report on the 3rd session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIGWG) on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (2) in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council 37th session.

  4. Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World

    15 March 2018
    Press release

    On March 17th and 18th, more than 250 scholars, activists, practitioners, and policymakers—representing more than 60 countries from diverse parts of the world—will gather at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague to share views and insights on the rise of authoritarian populism and its effects. This resurgence of exclusionary politics—particularly manifested in the countryside—is generating deepening inequalities, jobless 'growth', climate chaos, and social division.

  5. CEPA EU - Indonesia trade agreement round

    22 February 2018
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    Grandes empresas marcan la agenda de la UE en materia de investigación en seguridad y se lucran con ella

    13 February 2018
    Press release

    Un grupo de transnacionales está recibiendo millones de euros de fondos públicos de investigación para desarrollar tecnologías de vigilancia y espionaje cada vez más invasivas, revela hoy un nuevo informe publicado por el Transnational Institute (TNI), Statewatch, el Centro de Educación e Investigación para la Paz (CEIPAZ), el Centro Delás de Estudios para la Paz y el Instituto Internacional para la Acción no Violenta (NOVACT).

  7. Por qué deberíamos celebrar que no se incluyeron temas de inversión en la OMC

    13 December 2017
    Press release

    Ha fracasado el intento de 39 miembros de la OMC, incluidos China, Rusia, la Unión Europea, Argentina, Brasil y México, de reintroducir discusiones formales sobre facilitación de inversiones en la XI Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC).

  8. Why failing to include investment issues at WTO should be celebrated

    13 December 2017
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    A push by 39 WTO members, including China, Russia, the EU, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to reintroduce formal discussions on investment facilitation at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial conference has failed.

  9. La OMC promueve los mismos derechos para los inversores que han costado a los países de América Latina y el Caribe 20.600 millones de dólares

    12 December 2017
    Press release

    Coincidiendo con la XI Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) en Buenos Aires, en la que se dan cita los ministros de Comercio de 164 países, el Transnational Institute ha publicado un informe que analiza las 234 demandas de arbitraje de inversiones conocidas contra países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC).

  10. WTO promotes same investors rights that have cost Latin American and Caribbean states 20.6 billion USD so far

    12 December 2017
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    As Trade Ministers from 164 countries meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week for the 11 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial conference,
    the Transnational Institute has published a new report that analyses the 234 known investment arbitration lawsuits against Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) states.

  11. Banned from the WTO

    NGOs blocked at last minute from WTO summit in Argentina

    30 November 2017
    Press release

    The Transnational Institute condemns the last minute decision to block dozens of civil society experts and campaigners from next week's World Trade Organisation summit in Argentina. The decision, apparently made by the Argentinian Government for undisclosed reasons, is unprecedented in recent WTO history.

  12. Dirk J. Korf

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  13. Frank Zobel

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  14. Persbericht: Voorlopig inwerkingtreding CETA voorbarig

    20 September 2017
    Press release


    Amsterdam, 20 september

    Morgen, donderdag 21 september treedt een deel van het handelsverdrag CETA tussen de EU en Canada vorlopig in werking. Een coalitie van maatschappelijke organisaties- onder andere FNV, Greenpeace, Transnational Institute, Foodwatch en Milieudefensie vindt het onverstandig en voorbarig dat Nederland zich nu al aan deze dael commiteert. Het Europese Hof van Justitie doet nog onderzoek naar het  het investeringsdeel van de deal en in veel landen is het zeer de vraag of zij definitief gaan instemmen met CETA. Als één van de lidstaten 'nee' zegt, vervalt de hele deal alsnog.

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    Corporations in the driving seat and winning big from EU’s security research agenda

    25 August 2017
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    Transnational corporations are winning millions of euros of public research funds to develop ever more intrusive surveillance and snooping technologies, a new report by Statewatch and the Transnational Institute reveals today.

  16. The hidden costs of RCEP for India

    20 July 2017
    Press release

    Hyderabad/Amsterdam, July 20. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Hyderabad, India this week (July 22). If signed, RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue States at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits. India is already the target of 40% of all cases filed against RCEP countries. The country also tops the ranking with regard to financial claims: India has been sued for at least 12.3 billion USD by foreign investors since 1994.

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