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 the…
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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 agenda,…
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Profiting from Crisis

How corporations and lawyers are scavenging profits from Europe’s crisis countries Cecilia Olivet & Pia Eberhardt Corporations, backed by lawyers, use international investment agreements to scavenge for profits by suing Europe’s crisis countries. While speculators making risky investments are protected,…
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