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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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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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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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