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MEPs suspicious as Commission fails to respond to TTIP questions

 
Parliamentary questions left unanswered as European Elections get underway across Europe. Crossposted from Beware What Lies Beneath
Critical questions relating to the controversial TTIP negotiations posed by Green MEPs to the Commission have been left unanswered in recent months, despite it being a procedural requirement that urgent parliamentary questions must be answered within a[…]

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Euro Hustings: Take Back the Power on TTIP

Euro Hustings: Take Back the Power
North and East London World Development Movement have organised a hustings on 19 May focusing on TTIP and ISDS. Please come along and spread the word far and wide. Full details below, including Facebook event.
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/655635101157740
Take Back the Power: Global Justice and the European Elections[…]

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How the US/EU Trade Agreement (TTIP) will Impact the Environment – StopTTIP

How the US/EU Trade Agreement (TTIP) will Impact the Environment – StopTTIP
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a corporate bill of rights. Corporations want to use it to sue governments for bans on fracking. Corporations want to drill thousands of fracking wells across the UK, which will lead to pollution of local[…]

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TTIP Explained: Video

TTIP Explained. Daily Pickings by Clive Menzies.
Glyn Moody’s keynote speech, in the first 20 minutes of this video, explains the implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions. He also shows that even the EU’s best estimate of the economic benefit of TTIP doesn’t amount[…]

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EU Elections, TTIP and A Couple of Alternatives, by Obi_Live

Since becoming one of the Occupy live video stream support, I have ended up being involved in various campaigns. Among them Fight against Fossil Fuels, Fracking, Bedroom Tax, Rights for Disabled People, Hands Off London Transport, Save the NHS, Stopping the TTIP.
On May 22nd 2014. we will be voting in the European and Local[…]

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75,000 companies that could sue governments due to TTIP

 
 
75,000 companies that could sue governments due to TTIP
Governments that pass legislation in the name of the public good in areas like financial reform, environmental protection, worker and consumer rights, could be sued by foreign corporations in special private trade tribunals under the controversial Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism proposed under[…]

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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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