chapter5Public 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 interestThea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, US trade union federation AFL-CIO and co-chair of the Subcommittee on the Model US Bilateral Investment Treaty of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (audio)

It’s investor-state, stupid – Why EU and US investment protection reform proposals won’t be enough to protect consumers, workers and the environmentLori Wallach, Director of Public Citizenìs Global Trade Watch (audio)

Reactions from MEPs: Bernd Lange (S&D, audio) and Franziska Keller (Greens, audio)

Reactions from the European Commission: Leopoldo Rubinacci – Head of the Investment Unit of DG Trade (audio)

Feedback and questions from the public (part 1; part 2)

Answers of speakers: Thea Lee (audio), Lori Wallach (audio), Bernd Lange (audio), Leopoldo Rubinacci (audio)

Feedback and questions from the public, second round (audio)

Final round of answers (audio)