Tagged: Free Trade

NEWS: New Booklet: Unhealthy Side Effects Of CETA

Through 12 concise points and 6 poignant case studies by organisations such as the University of Manchester, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA), the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), IOGT International and the Health and Trade Network, this booklet aims to expose the toll CETA would take on public health…

Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Call For Rejection Of CETA

IOGT International, together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

NEWS: New Dutch Referendum To Challenge CETA

New Dutch referendum looms targeting EU-Canada trade and investment pact
Dutch activists announced they have garnered nearly two-thirds of the signatures needed to force the government to hold a referendum on the new EU-Canada trade and investment pact (CETA), in what may prove a fresh setback to the deal…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Bill Opposed By 11 EU Countries

Eleven European Union member countries have reportedly opposed Ireland’s draft alcohol bill. The proposed Public Health Alcohol Bill includes provisions to ban broadcasting of alcohol ads before 9 PM local time, labels with calorie counts and health warnings, as well as prevention of the sale of extremely cheap alcohol…

NEWS: TPPA Hands Control To World’s Wealthiest

Sujata Dey, Trade campaigner at the Council of Canadians, has published a fantastic blog post in The Huffington Post about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, that is bound to be signed – but that can still be stopped, for example by the newly elected Canadian government, whose international trade minister Chrystia Freehand once wrote a book called “Plutocrats: the Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else”. Sujata Dey examines how TPPA is set to hand over power to the wealthiest people in the world and investigates whether Minister Freehand is living up to the lessons of her own book, or not…

NEWS: Japanese Minister: No Deal Next TPPA Talks

No deal at next TPPA talks is expected, according to a Japanese Minister, which is to extend negotiations for years. The Japanese minister in charge of negotiations for a Pacific Rim free trade initiative (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPPA) said that talks on the free trade deal will not be concluded anytime soon if the 12 member countries fail to strike an accord at an upcoming meeting starting late September.