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What are the likely consequences of the TTIP trade deal?

 
The latest from Glyn Moody about the Cost to Benefit Ratio in the TTIP – Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Benefits amount to less than 0.05% extra GDP added per year and the costs are a cause for concern.
As we draw near to the conclusion of TAFTA/TTIP’s first year of negotiations, the detailed[...]

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EU Greens defeated on proposal for European Court to act as filter in Investor-State Dispute Settlements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been the focus of critics of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement/ TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) – and European Union (EU) Greens are against the inclusion of ISDS, which would allow corporations to take nation states to court in the event that national laws were detrimental to their profit[...]

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

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

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)[...]

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US-EU Free Trade Agreement Video

A succinct, well produced and informative video about the most serious attack ever waged on European Union democracies.
TTIP
TAFTA
US-EU Free Trade Agreement.
Call it what you will the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) must not be allowed to be a part of it.

 
10 REASONS TO OPPOSE INVESTOR SUPER RIGHTS
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ISDS – What you don’t know will hurt you.

ISDS in 2012 marked a new record, as there were at least 62 new investment arbitration cases being initiated against sovereign nation states. The highest number of known treaty-based disputes ever filed in one year. 2013 has the second highest number of treaty disputes, numbering 57 cases.
2012 also had the highest pay out to[...]

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Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director

Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director
April 9, 2014 – Food & Agriculture
In an exclusive interview with viEUws, Marco Contiero – Greenpeace’s EU agriculture policy director – talks to AGRA FACTS journalist Rose O’Donovan about the future challenges for EU agriculture and discusses the potential[...]

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TTIP: A Recipe for Ruin

TTIP: A Recipe for Ruin
14 February 2014
VIDEO: War on Want Executive Director John Hilary outlines the threat posed by the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated in secret by the European Commission and US government.
Recipe for Ruin: TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (47 min video)

The Transatlantic[...]

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The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance
The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance is an alliance of currently almost 50 organisations, developing an alternative vision of European trade policy that puts people and planet before big business.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gaE5rOHsUY
The Alternative Trade Mandate
The new 20-page mandate proposes that core principles such as human and labour rights and environmental[...]

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TTIP means trading away better regulation

TTIP means trading away better regulation
Only a deep, structural reform of US chemicals legislation can be the basis of regulatory trans-Atlantic cooperation, writes Baskut Tuncak. Anything less is a stalling tactic.
How weak are US laws for toxic chemicals? Only eleven ingredients are restricted from cosmetics in the US, versus over 1300 in the[...]

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