Tagged: Obama

BLOG: Cheers To Trade, Boundless Trade

Those three points make it clear that the TTIP talks must be held in close cooperation with civil society in Sweden, not only with the trade sector. The trade sector is obviously biased. Those three points also make it clear that trade barriers rooted in public health objectives have a value and must be protected.

Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco are using trade talks more and more aggressively to erode and circumvent public health policies. It is in this context that journalists must perform a better job in being a watchdog of decision-makers and the government must realise – once they wake up from the day dreaming about Obama – that boundless trade does not propel development and welfare but threaten and erode it…

BLOG: The Audacity Of Secrecy

US President Barack Obama visits Sweden to meet Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and among others discuss trade issues. On the occasion, civil society movements in Sweden and around the world demand for Obama to live up to his promises of hope and change and for Reinfeldt to fill the Swedish tradition of democracy with life. Transparency in trade talks and the protection of people’s health, well-being and human rights in global trade are fundamental but in jeopardy through the conduct of both the Obama administration and the Reinfeldt government…