CETA Outed and Outlined in France

Non-government organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are restating their arguments against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, which was signed on October 30. The race is on to prevent CETA from being ratified in the coming months. [...]

18 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

Irish Upper House Rejects CETA – what does this mean?

Barry Finnegan of ATTAC Ireland explains how Ireland's upper house voted - by a single ballot - against CETA last week. He also points to the wider implications of this (albeit) non-binding vote - the first of its kind in an EU member state parliament. [...]

12 October, 2016 // 1 Comment

BREAKING: Commission Fails to Rush CETA Through

Having announced its intention to try to approve The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - CETA - with Canada today, 5th July, the Commission has back tracked. Approval will now be sought from Member States' national parliaments, though there are still caveats and concerns for campaigners. [...]

5 July, 2016 // 0 Comments

Commission to Railroad CETA

In what has been an absolutely tumultuous week for the EU and its institutions, Jean Claude Junker has announced that the European Commission intends to approve the EU-Canada trade deal CETA without national parliament approval. [...]

30 June, 2016 // 0 Comments

Huge TTIP Leak – How Does Agriculture Fare?

Another leak has rocked the TTIP negotiations. The full extent of the demands from the US side for sacrifices to EU standards - especially in agriculture - are revealed. However - and despite the spin - major differences between the two sides are also exposed. Peter Crosskey has the details, with special reference to agriculture. [...]

3 May, 2016 // 1 Comment

TTIP Leak – Citizens lose on both Sides of Atlantic

The EU is being asked to give up a lot in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), especially its relatively higher standards on food and chemical safety. It’s also asking for a lot in return, including the massive opening of U.S. public procurement to bids by EU firms. A new leaked memo from the European Commission shows just how much they want to open up those markets. It’s a bad tradeoff for both sides. [...]

25 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

Climate, Livestock, Carbon & the Lobby #LivestockDebate

Shefali Sharma from IATP exposes how big meat corporations work to keep the game rigged towards business-as-usual - an as-usual that is running us into a climate change catastrophe #LivestockDebate final contribution before round up. [...]

15 February, 2016 // 0 Comments

We Are Fed Up – & we showed it!

Thousands of farmers, activists and concerned citizens converged on Berlin on Saturday to say - once again – We Are Fed Up with agro-industry! [...]

18 January, 2016 // 0 Comments

250,000 people protest against TTIP in Berlin

250,000 took it to the streets on 10. october in Berlin for a huge 'Stop TTIP and CETA - For a Fair World Trade!' demonstration. Together many people from all walks of life protested against the free trade agreements between the EU and the US and Canada. [...]

11 October, 2015 // 2 Comments

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