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  1. Central and Eastern European countries at the crossroads

    • Pietje Vervest, Cecilia Olivet
    26 Junio 2015
    Report

    Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries find themselves at a crossroad regarding their investment protection policies with the US. This briefing provides evidence that shows that including investment arbitration in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will worsen the capacity for CEE governments to regulate.

  2. Studentendebat: Is TTIP gezond?

    25 Junio 2015 - Evento
  3. TTIP Why the Rest of the World should Beware

    • Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    03 Junio 2015
    Paper

    Why should human rights, environmental and consumer advocate organizations all over the world that are working toward a world different from the corporate-led neoliberal dogma, pay special attention to TTIP?

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    #TTIPalarm: ‘mensen boven multinationals’

    17 Abril 2015
    En los medios

    Nieuws.nl - Twitteraars zetten zich massaal in tegen het TTIP handelsverdrag met de hashtag #TTIPalarm. Maandag 20 april start in Washington de negende onderhandelingsronde over het handelsverdrag en Twitteraars willen dat het tegengeluid gehoord wordt. Het alarm is een initiatief van Milieudefensie, Both ENDS, SOMO, Transnational Institute en TNI.

  5. International Investment Agreements Under Scrutiny

    04 Marzo 2015
    Report

    Citizens and policy makers around the world are increasingly questioning the trade agreement system, especially the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) that enables foreign investors to bypass the legal system of host states and sue governments before private tribunals for any policy, democratically passed law, or judgment of a court that adversely affects them.

     
  6. A TTIP Resolution for People, the Environment and Democracy

    02 Marzo 2015
    Declaration

    For a TTIP resolution that puts people, the environment and democracy before short-term profit and disproportionate corporate rights. 375 civil society organisations from across Europe call on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

  7. Socialising Losses, Privatising Gains

    • Pietje Vervest, Hilde van der Pas, Roos van Os, Roeline Knottnerus
    27 Enero 2015
    Report

    Dutch investment treaties (BITs) are frequently used by foreign companies to sue governments in the North and South for policies that might harm their future profits. 75% of these cases were brought by mailbox companies with no real economic substance in the Netherlands, making use of the vast web of Dutch BITs and the rights and protection given to foreign investors.

  8. The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia

    • Hilde van der Pas, Riza Damanik
    12 Noviembre 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.

  9. EU-Japan FTA - open Letter to Commissioner Karel de Gucht

    Satoko Kishimoto
    19 Octubre 2014
    Article

    In an open letter Japanese & European groups call for transparency in the EU-Japan trade talks and removing the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) from the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

  10. EU-Myanmar Bilateral Investment Treaty

    27 Agosto 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?
     

  11. Feiten of Fabels

    • Sophia Beunder, Bas van Beek, Roeline Knottnerus, Ivo Kuppens, Jilles Mast
    27 Junio 2014
    Primer

    Over TTIP wordt veel geschreven, wat zijn nu de feiten en wat zijn de fabels?

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    Investment Package

    09 Mayo 2014
    Report

    A package of TNI's best publications on Trade and Investment

     
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    Untangling the trade talks

    17 Abril 2014
    Multi-media

    A debate about the impacts of the Investor to States Disputes Settlement on the environment, between representatives from the European Commission and Civil Society Organizations from Europe, US and Canada was held in Brussels during the last negotiations round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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    Why is TTIP more than a trade agreement?

    02 Abril 2014
    Multi-media

    EU and US are currently negotiating a trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world? See reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions.

  15. Civil society call for full transparency about the EU-US trade negotiations

    14 Marzo 2014
    Article

    Civil society organisations are writing to express deep concerns about the lack of transparency around the ongoing trade talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They call on The European Commission to open the negotiation process to the public, by releasing the negotiating mandate, documents submitted by the EU, and negotiating texts.

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    Speculatieve investeerders claimen meer dan 1,7 miljard euro van EU crisislanden.

    10 Marzo 2014
    Press release

    Speculatieve investeerders hebben meer dan 1,7 miljard euro schadevergoeding geclaimd van Griekenland, Spanje en Cyprus via particuliere internationale tribunalen , nadat ze door de EU opgelegde maatregelen namen in verband met de financiële crisis.

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    Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

    07 Marzo 2014
    Press release

    Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) reveals.

  18. Profiting from Crisis

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pia Eberhardt
    07 Marzo 2014
    Report

    Corporations, backed by lawyers, use international investment agreements to scavenge for profits by suing Europe’s crisis countries. While speculators making risky investments are protected, ordinary people have no such protection and – through harsh austerity policies – are being stripped of basic social rights.

  19. New report reveals how the EU-US trade deal risks expanding fracking

    06 Marzo 2014
    Press release

    A trade deal between the EU and the US risks opening the backdoor for the expansion of fracking in Europe and the US, reveals a new report released today (Thursday, March 6) [1].

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