European Citizens Initiative to Stop TTIP is Rejected
By Inka Stafrace
A bitter blow to all of activists and campaigners against the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was served on Wednesday the 10th September, as the European Commission rejected the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to stop TTIP and CETA from being further negotiated.
If the ECI would have been accepted, the organizers would have had to gather 1,000,000 signatures from EU citizens to have their point of view heard and debated in the Commission for one day.
The reason for the rejection as printed on the Commission’s website is as follows:
The proposed citizens’ initiative falls manifestly outside the framework of the Commission’s powers to submit a proposal for a legal act of the Union for the purpose of implementing the Treaties.
For full disclosure of the Commission’s reply stating the reasons for refusal of registration
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Press Conference announcing the registration of the ECI to Stop TTIP and CETA
Description of video as written on You Tube page
Published on 15 Jul 2014
Press conference of the European Citizens’ Initiative against TTIP and CETA. Today, Tuesday (15 July), the 47th European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has brought forward its motion for registration at the European Commission. The initiative “STOP TTIP” asks the EU Commission to recommend to the EU Council of Ministers to repeal the negotiating mandate for the Trade Investor Partnership (TTIP) and not to conclude the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) either. More informations: http://stop-ttip.org/press/