EU-Vietnam: 68 Civil Society Organisations urge MEPs not to ratify the new trade and investment agreements

The undersigned organisations from Europe (1) call on the Members of the European Parliament not to ratify the free trade and investment agreements between the European Union and Vietnam (2) that will be voted in plenary on February 11 (3). These are…
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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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340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil

In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions…
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Letter to members of the European Parliament : do not ratify the EU-Singapore investment agreement

Download the PDF version here "Dear Honourable Member of the European Parliament, We are writing to draw your attention to the upcoming plenary vote on the EU-Singapore investment deal (EUSIPA), on 12th February. We, over 50 organisations from Europe and…
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European letter on the EU-Japan FTA to members of national parliaments

May 22, 2018 To Honorable Members of Parliament, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, hereby express our deep concern about the planned fast-tracking of the ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. JEFTA is the biggest trade agreement ever concluded…
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Civil Society Statement – EU Trade and Investment Policy must be democratised

We, the undersigned civil society organisations call for a fundamental overhaul of the trade policy decision-making process for ongoing and future trade and investment agreements of the EU. Download the pdf version Modern trade agreements are increasing in scope, reduce…
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A World Court for Corporations : new report exposes dangers of proposed Multilateral Investment Court

Berlin/Brussels/Geneva/Washington - A new report released today warns that the European Commission’s proposed Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) threatens to lock in an undemocratic investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) scheme that undermines national democratic authority and prioritizes corporate profits above all else.…
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