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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Launch of the Alternative Trade Mandate campaign – 26/27 November, Brussels

The ATM belief is that Europe´s trade has to be fundamentally changed. Our alternative respects human rights, and is democratically controlled by parliamentarians and the public. It is ecological, respects gender equality and creates justice between countries, social classes and…
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Investor-state dispute resolution: Will the EU-US trade deal encourage attacks on the public interest?

Public Event – Brussels, 4 June 2013 Introduction by Pia Eberhardt (audio) Undermining democracy – Why EU and US attempts to negotiate investment treaties pose a threat to the public interest – Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, US trade…
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BITs that bite into budgets: will the EP let private lawyers decide?

Public discussion of civil society with MEPs, Council & Commission Tuesday, February 26th 2013, – Résidence Palace – International Press Centre, Brussels – The European Union has acquired exclusive competence to negotiate international investment agreements such as Bilateral Investment Treaties…
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People’s Summit of Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe against EU free trade and investment policies

The social movements and political organizations of the Latin American continent and of Europe met during the People’s Summit in Santiago de Chile from January 25th through 27th, at the same time as the Summit of the Community of Latin…
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