Tagged: TTIP

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: Health And Trade Network: OpEd On CETA, TTIP

IOGT International is a founding member of the Health and Trade Network (HaT), a global network advocating for health wherever trade agreements are negotiated and to force trade agreements to prove their benefit to health before we can support them.
Founding Director of HaT Emma Woodford has published an OpEd in EurActiv about CETA and its impact on public health. We share a few excerpts here and encourage you to read the full story…

NEWS: Panama Papers: Free Trade Not So Free

Panama Papers Provide More Proof That Free Trade Might Really Not Be So Free After all. In an Op-Ed for Truth Out, Michael Winship, Moyers & Company write about how Presidents Clinton (remember NAFTA) and Obama (TTIP and TPPA) have worked to “give America a trade policy that has devastated the working class but made the rich much more wealthy.”

NEWS: Lack Of TTIP Transparency – Greens Sue EU

For lack of TTIP transparency, Green party sues EU. Lawmakers from Germany‘s Green Party have filed a legal claim against the European Commission to press for more transparency in relation to Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States…

NEWS: Big Business, Think Tanks, Lobbying

Big business, think tanks and lobbying all belong to the same cobweb of relations and business networks. In a long read The Correspondent, Bas van Beek, Jilles Mast, and Sophia Beunder of the Platform for Authentic Journalism, as well as correspondent Dimitri Tokmetzis who assisted with the data research, collaborate to analyse the ties of big business with think tanks, and show how these ties make think tanks lobbying vehicles…

NEWS: TTIP Pillar Already Undermining Public Interest

A new report shows how transatlantic regulatory cooperation under EU-US trade deal (TTIP) will allow bureaucrats and big business to attack the public interest. Regulatory cooperation under the proposed TTIP will strengthen corporate lobbyists’ hand in attacking public interest legislation, including alcohol policy-making for public health, and curb the power of elected politicians according to a new report by Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl…