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What’s the secret? Closed door TTIP talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk

What’s the secret? Closed door U.S.-EU trade talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk – Crossposted from http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-05-closed-door-us-eu-trade-talks-put-safeguards-at-risk#sthash.5tw2VjyH.dpuf
Posted May. 19, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States and the European Union opened the fifth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which are[...]

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Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration

Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration – Crossposted from bilaterals.org: http://www.bilaterals.org/?finnish-media-ignores-successful#sthash.0WZo6hoi.dpuf
On Friday the 23rd of May 2014, some 1 000 people took to the streets in Helsinki (Finland) to demonstrate against the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, demanding immediate suspension of the negotiations and opening of the mandate. The demonstration was[...]

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4th Newsletter from TroikaWatch

Dear friends!
Today the new newsletter of TroikaWatch was published, again full with informations about the countries in economic crisis in the Eurozone.
In the period towards the elections, governments and European institutions tried to avoid any bad economic news. But the crisis is surely not over, so we can expect surprises soon after the[...]

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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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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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