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Join more than 14.000 citizens who have said no to special privileges for investors! It ́s less than a week to the July 7 deadline for submissions to European Commission consultation on the Investor-State dispute settlement as part of the EU-US trade deal. The consultation has been heavily criticised for being an empty process, not giving any real voice to civil society. Now is your chance to react. The Investor-State dispute settlement would allow companies to challenge democratically agreed decisions on food safety, environment, public health and consumer protection. FoEE, AK Europa and ÖGB Europa have launched an online tool that allows individuals to take part in the consultation in order to express their opposition to investor-state dispute settlement in its entirety in a few clicks. This is an opportunity to send a clear message to the European Commission that giving privileges to private investors at the expense of people and societies as a whole will not be tolerated. The tool is in English, French, German, Hungarian and Spanish and can be accessed at: […]


ARC Newsflash July 2014

ARC NEWSFLASH JULY 2014 Dear friends and supporters, Welcome to our latest newsletter! As usual there’s lots going on here at Arc2020. We’re very excited to be working with Friends of the Earth Europe on a new agroecology and CAP project. You will start to see, in this newsletter and on our website, lots of agroecological best practice examples from around Europe. This will help us to play our part in signposting policy makers, campaigners and others towards a new, coherent, holistic EU agri-food policy in the years ahead. (We’ll use #agroeco on social media if you use facebook or twitter)Thank you to everyone who filled in the survey  – this too has helped us share our content and emphasis. We had lots of highlights in June, including a story which reach many thousands, aboutpeasant farmers in Romania winning a stunning victory over gold mining corporations. Below are some more highlights from the month of June: Preparing for the upcoming European Organic Congress, which we’re co-organising, we ran this inspiring story from France about Tierre de Liens, an organisation which helps young […]