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  1. Leaked documents show five EU Member States attempting to institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

    Niels Jongerius
    19 May 2016
    Press release

    In an astonishing move which ignores the opinion of millions of citizens who oppose ISDS, the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) have made a sly attempt to institutionalise ISDS throughout the European Union. According to a leaked non-paper, on the 7th April representatives of these five nations made a proposal to the EU Council’s Trade Policy Committee which would in effect create a plurilateral treaty based on foreign investment protection within the EU. A move which was suspiciously followed by publication of a similar proposal on Business Europe’s website in what appears to have been a coordinated action.

  2. 'Handelsverdrag TTIP mag mens en milieu niet schaden'

    16 April 2016
    In the media

    NU.nl -  Het Amerikaans-Europese handelsverdrag TTIP mag mens en milieu niet gaan schaden. Daarom moet dat vooraf goed worden onderzocht, adviseert de Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER) vrijdag.

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    Referendum over TTIP in de maak

    16 April 2016
    In the media

    Fok! - Nu we er toch lekker inzitten, kunnen we net zo goed doodleuk doorgaan. Wellicht ten overvloede willen we er de Fok!kers op wijzen dat er is opnieuw een referendum in de maak is, deze keer over een onderwerp dat wel erg belangrijk is de nabije toekomst. Meer Democratie, foodwatch, Milieudefensie en het Transnational Institute zijn krabbels aan het verzamelen, teneinde een referendum tegen het TTIP en het CETA-verdrag te organiseren.

  4. Lawyers subverting the public interest

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest, Pia Eberhardt, Fabian Flues
    15 April 2015
    Policy briefing

    In response to growing public criticism of international investment law, a new lobby group has emerged, EFILA, seeking to influence European officials. This briefing exposes how EFILA represents an attempt by the arbitration industry to fend off much-needed reforms in order to protect a highly lucrative business.