Search results

363 items
  1. Border Wars II thumbnail

    Border Wars II

    • Mark Akkerman
    19 December 2016
    Policy briefing

    This briefing updates the July 2016 report ‘Border Wars: the arms dealers profiting from Europe’s refugee tragedy’ . It shows that the European policy response to the refugee tragedy continues to provide a booming border security market for Europe’s arms and security firms, some of whom are involved in selling arms to the Middle East and North Africa and all of whom encourage European policies focused on keeping refugees out. It’s a win-win for the security corporations, but the cost is a deadly toll for migrants forced into ever more dangerous routes as they flee wars, conflict and oppression.

  2. Visit to Brazilian bio-ethanol plant

    EU bioenergy use: the invisible social and environmental harms

    Katie Sandwell, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    08 December 2016
    Article

    The EU's reputation for clean and sustainable energy conceals a dirtier reality, particularly where renewable energy policies and development are driven by corporate interests. Today, nearly two thirds of all “renewable” energy in the EU comes from bio-energy. Although bio-energy appears to provide a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there are serious questions about its actual emissions profile, and about environmental and social conflicts which are created or exacerbated by the industrial-scale production of biomass to meet European energy needs.

  3. A bioenergy sorghum crop is harvested near College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo)

    Bioenergy in the EU

    • Bente Hessellund Andersen
    08 December 2016
    Report

    The European Union’s approach to bioenergy is shaped by contradictory policies. Climate concerns are highlighted in public discourse and assure broad public support for renewable energy, including bioenergy. Meanwhile, however, the EU’s corporate growth and trade agenda promotes the use of energy that actually increases the EU’s footprint on land elsewhere, with significant implications for environmental and social justice.

  4. Access to land for farmers in the EU

    Access to land for farmers in the EU

    07 December 2016 - Event

    In Europe, land speculation and land concentration are an increasing threat to small and medium sized family farms and new entrants. Soaring land prices make it increasingly difficult for farmers to have access to land. In the meantime, investors are buying up enormous pieces of land, sometimes using legal loopholes. Land is increasingly becoming a globally tradable commodity and an object of financial speculation. Examples such as Scotland and Andalusia, where arable land, pastures and forests are highly concentrated since centuries, show the negative effects for sustainable rural development and societies as a whole.

  5. Leaked CETA interpretative declaration an utterly inadequate solution

    06 October 2016
    Article

    The final draft of the joint interpretative declaration between the EU and Canada on the proposed free trade deal CETA has been leaked today.

  6. Seis claves del blindaje de las empresas en el 'TTIP canadiense'

    19 September 2016
    In the media

    Público - Un informe al que 'Público' ha tenido acceso en primicia alerta de los peligros del mecanismo de protección de inversores en el CETA, y recuerda los resultados de otros acuerdos de libre comercio anteriores, que teóricamente también iban a resultar positivos.

  7. Handelsverdrag TiSA grote bedreiging voor publieke diensten

    • Bas van Beek, Jilles Mast
    08 September 2016
    Report
    Naast TTIP, het bilaterale verdrag tussen de EU en de VS, onderhandelen de Europese Unie, de Verenigde Staten en 21 andere landen op dit moment ook over TiSA een vergaand handelsverdrag over liberalisering en deregulering van diensten. Dit relatief onbekende verdrag vormt en grote bedreiging voor publieke diensten als zorg en onderwijs. Als het verdrag wordt doorgevoerd, betekent dat meer marktwerking in verschillende dienstensectoren. 
  8. Ghenghis Khans statue in front of Mongolia's Presidential Palace

    Building New Solidarities in Mongolia: Asia-Europe People’s Forum 2016

    Niels Jongerius, Matthijs Peters
    28 July 2016
    Article

    Between 4 and 6 July, over 750 activists, academics, social movements and civil society representatives from all over Asia and Europe gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to share national and international struggles, exchange ideas and build new alliances during the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF).

  9. Samenvatting: Militaire uitgaven, belastingontwijking en de rol van Nederland

    • Martin Broek
    07 June 2016
    Report

    Zes van de 10 grootste wapenhandelaren hebben een juridische constructie in Nederland om zodoende belasting te ontwijken.

  10. Tax evasion and weapon production

    • Martin Broek
    02 June 2016
    Report

     Six of the top ten world's biggest arms dealers are based in the Netherlands in order to benefit from its favourable tax and trade system.
     

  11. La política local entra en la contienda global

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    20 May 2016
    Article

    Los municipios europeos se suman a la batalla contra el TTIP para proteger la soberanía y los servicios públicos, demostrando cómo tomar la iniciativa política y construir una economía alternativa.

  12. Local politics enters the global contest

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    19 May 2016
    Article

    European municipalities join the battle against TTIP to protect sovereignty and public services, demonstrating how to take political initiative and build an alternative economy

  13. 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.

  14. El 'núcleo duro' de la UE quiere extender a los 28 un blindaje de las corporaciones como el del TTIP

    18 May 2016
    In the media

    Público - Un documento filtrado por la red Seattle to Brussels al que ‘Público’ ha tenido acceso en primicia prueba que Alemania, Francia y otros tres países plantean desarrollar una suerte de tratado marco europeo que permita a empresas inversoras demandar a cualquier país de la Unión ante tribunales de arbitraje, pasando por encima de las justicias nacionales.

  15. ttip_referendum

    Na Oekraïne is nu referendum over handelsverdrag TTIP in de maak

    13 May 2016
    In the media

    de Volksrant -  Over het handelsverdrag met Oekraïne is nog maar net gestemd of er lijkt een nieuw referendum in de maak. Tegenstanders van het Amerikaans-Europese handelsverdrag TTIP (en van CETA, de Canadese evenknie), zeggen bezig te zijn met de voorbereidingen voor een raadgevend referendum.

  16. ¿En qué me afecta a mí el acuerdo comercial TTIP?

    06 May 2016
    In the media

    El País - 800 millones de ciudadanos se verían afectados con la aprobación de este polémico tratado. Expertos explican cómo.

  17. Susan George: “Uno de los propósitos del TTIP es homogeneizar las economías de EEUU y la UE”

    02 May 2016
    Article

    Público - “Este tratado es un programa de las corporaciones. Todo lo que contiene se está negociando en nombre de las grandes multinacionales" explica la activista, una de las voces más críticas contra este acuerdo comercial.

  18. Cinco litigios en los que las empresas podrían lograr compensaciones multimillonarias con el TTIP

    18 April 2016
    In the media

    Diario Público - Bruselas sostiene que su renovado sistema de tribunales privados en el tratado comercial con EEUU garantiza el “derecho a regular” de los estados y asegura que dará menos privilegios a las empresas, pero un estudio al que ‘Público’ ha accedido en primicia desmonta esta versión y analiza casos que podrían volver a darse con este mecanismo.

  19. '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.

Pages