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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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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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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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TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report

08/04/14 Brussels
Original post found on the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left website.
TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report
A GUE/NGL commissioned study published today by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OFSE) has called into question the alleged benefits of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Rather, the[...]

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Romania testing ground for ruthless corporations

 

Original Post in A World to Win
By Matt Worsdale
17 December 2013
In a sign of what to expect if US corporate interests are allowed free reign in Europe, as outlined by the planned transatlantic trade deal, an alliance of oil giant Chevron and the Romanian state has evicted villagers opposed to exploration[...]

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U.S. Continues to Threaten Affordable Drug Lifeline for Millions

PRESS RELEASE FROM DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Affordable Medicines Under Attack for Millions of Poor People Affected by Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
NEW YORK/SINGAPORE, DECEMBER 6, 2013—As trade ministers for countries negotiating the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement convene in Singapore this weekend for high level talks aimed at securing a deal by year’s end, the international[...]

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PETITIONS TO SIGN: STOP TTIP/TAFTA & THE TPP.

People have cautioned against petition fatigue, but please consider adding your name to the petitions below. European Union MPs need to know that they are acting on behalf of the wants and needs of millions of Europeans and petitions are currently one of the easiest ways to communicate with them en masse.

 
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS IN TPP (GOOD INDICATORS OF WHAT WILL BE TTIP)

Intellectual property provisions in TPP (which is a good indicator of what will be in TTIP)
TPP leaked IP chapter summary (13 Nov 2013)
From: https://wikileaks.org/tpp/
Prepared by MS

Note: This is a summary of the IP chapter made available by Wikileaks. TPP (or ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ is not the same as TTIP which is between[...]

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The US-EU Free Trade Agreement Panel Discussion

 
Why should we be very concerned about the current US/EU Free Trade Agreement:

The US/EU Bi-Lateral Trade Agreement talk on the 28th October 2013 with Linda Kaucher and Tom Lines was a runaway success. Above is a loosely edited video of the talk. About 30 people turned up which was the perfect number for[...]

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