EU Investment Policy

Unacceptable compromise amendment on ISDS in TTIP – still allows investors to sue States at private tribunals.

Today in the European parliament, Social Democrats (S&D) and conservatives (EPP) agreed to let investors sue States in private tribunals. The two main groups reached a compromised on the controversial Investor to State dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, endorsing the...
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EU Investment Policy

S2B welcomes infringement proceedings against intra-EU BITS

The Seattle to Brussels network welcomes the European Commission’s decision to initiate infringement proceedings against five Member States, requesting them to terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. The Commission requested Austria, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden to bring...
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EU Investment Policy

Commission consultation on investor rights in TTIP makes a mockery of democracy

Campaigners from the Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B) have criticised the European Commission’s consultation on investor rights in the proposed EU-US trade deal (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP) as a mockery of democracy aimed at selling its pro-industry...
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