209 Civil Society Organisations Say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights

In order to bypass criticism by some EU governments and parliaments, the European Commission wants to change the voting process for upcoming trade agreements with Mexico, Chile and the Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) and make it easier…
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Turnaround: New Multilateral Trade Rules for People-Centered Shared Prosperity and Sustainable Development

+++The statement was first published here and is also available in French and Spanish.+++ 1. People around the world need a global economy that facilitates shared prosperity with human, labor, social and economic rights to facilitate the achievement, at a…
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Energy Charter Treaty will prevent implementation of Paris Climate Agreement

Civil society groups and trade unions have presented compelling evidence that implementing a just transition, including commitments in the Paris Climate Agreement, is incompatible with the provisions of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The ECT, a multilateral investment agreement governing…
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