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  1. Border Wars II thumbnail

    2016 sees more EU border militarisation, arms industry profits from refugee tragedy

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel
    19 December 2016
    Press release

    The European Union’s investment in border security measures boomed in 2016, a new report reveals, with prominent arms and security firms being the main beneficiaries. The militarisation of EU’s borders has however come at a terrible human cost, with the highest ever recorded yearly death toll of over 4700 known deaths in the Mediterranean sea, as refugees are forced to resort to ever more dangerous routes to enter Europe.

  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. How to Privatise?

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  6. ¿Cómo privatizar?

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  7. El orden global postdemocrático

    El orden global postdemocrático

    • Leigh Phillips
    16 February 2016
    Report

    En la era de la globalización, la eliminación gradual de la toma de decisiones de las cámaras democráticas por parte de las élites de la Unión Europea sirve de plan de acción para la gobernanza postdemocrática en todo el mundo. Las personas progresistas deben ser ambiciosas y empezar a proponer ideas para un Gobierno mundial democrático como alternativa viable.

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    The global post-democratic order

    • Leigh Phillips
    19 January 2016
    Report

    In the era of globalisation, the steady removal of decision-making from democratic chambers by EU elites is serving as a blueprint for post-democratic governance around the world. Progressives must be ambitious and start putting forward ideas for a democratic world government as a viable alternative.

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    "No hay que cambiar el tratado con EEUU, hay que librarnos de él porque es peligrosísimo"

    Alejandro López de Miguel
    18 March 2015
    In the media

    Susan George, presidenta del Transnational Institute de Amsterdam, presenta un libro en el que desgrana las claves de este acuerdo clandestino. Llama a luchar contra él, a ponerlo a la luz para que este "tratado vampiro" se seque y muera.

  10. Nederlands parlement sluit zich aan bij Duitsland en Frankrijk in verzet tegen arbitrage in handelsverdragen

    26 November 2014
    Article

    Een meerderheid van de Tweede Kamer stemde gisterenmiddag in met de motie van Jasper van Dijk (SP) en Bram van Ojik (Groenlinks) over geen ISDS clausule in de handelsverdragen tussen de EU en Canada (CETA) en de VS (TTIP).  

  11. La democracia en venta

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

    El mecanismo de solución de controversias entre inversores y Estados incluido en el ambicioso acuerdo de integración económica entre Canadá y la Unión Europea impide que los Gobiernos actúen en el interés público.

     
  12. 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.

  13. The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia

    • Hilde van der Pas, Riza Damanik
    12 November 2014
    Policy briefing

    The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia is a powerful example of how investment agreements are used by companies to get exemptions from government regulations and legislation, undermining democracy and development.

  14. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 October 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

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    La conjura de los vampiros

    Ignacio González Orozco, Caterina López i Rigo
    14 October 2014
    In the media

    El sábado 11 de octubre, Barcelona acogió una jornada internacional de debate contra el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea. La reunión contó con la presencia estelar de la activista estadounidense Susan George, mundialmente famosa por sus ensayos que denuncian el proceso de socavamiento de la democracia impelido por las élites económicas mundiales.

  16. Asia-Europe Peoples' AEPF10 Forum

    10 October 2014 - Event
  17. EU-Myanmar Bilateral Investment Treaty

    27 August 2014
    Report

    In March 2014 the European Commission received the negotiation mandate from the EU member States to start negotiating an Investment treaty with Myanmar. But what do BITS mean in practice? Is it in the best interest of the Myanmar public?
     

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    El Pacto de Competitividad europeo: la nueva arma de Merkel para imponer políticas neoliberales

    18 July 2014
    In the media

    'Público' ofrece en exclusiva el informe del 'Transnational Institute' que dispara las alarmas sobre los peligros de este proyecto.

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