How “Good Regulatory Practices” In Trade Agreements Erode Protections For The Environment, Public Health, Workers And Consumers

By Bart-Jaap Verbeek, -

Since the 1995 founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO), environmental NGOs and public interest watchdogs have warned that overly restrictive language in the WTO agreements unfairly [...]

EU To Vote On Legality Of Investor State Dispute Settlement In Trade

By Ante Wessels, -

By Ante Wessels for FFII - Members of the European Parliament want the EU’s Court of Justice to check whether a parallel legal system in the trade agreement with Canada (CETA) is compatible with [...]

People’s Revolt Stops Another Corporate Trade Deal CETA

By Lauren McCauley, -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - With a Monday deadline, the European Union failed to reach consensus on the pending Canada-EU trade agreement, prompting campaigners to celebrate what they [...]

‘Final Death Blow’ To Pro-Corporate Deal

By Lauren McCauley, -

By Lauren McCauley for CommonDreams. Dealing what campaigners say is the final "death blow" to the pro-corporate Canada-European Union trade deal, negotiations collapsed on Friday after [...]

Spain: Thousands Rally Against TTIP And CETA In Madrid

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By Staff of Ruptly TV - Over 10,000 people rallied against the TTIP, CETA and TISA trans-atlantic free trade agreements in Madrid, Saturday. Both NGO’s and local political groups took part in the [...]

Hundreds Of Thousands March In Germany Against TTIP, CETA

By Jon Queally, -

By Jon Queally for Common Dreams - Taking aim at both the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and theComprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), European Union deals with [...]

Growing Opposition Forces EU Into ‘Humiliating Climbdown’ On CETA

By Deirdre Fulton, -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - Previously, the deal was slated for a kind of "fast-track" process that would not have required nation-by-nation approval. As such, trade campaigners [...]

Corporate Tax Avoidance Could Get Worse Under Trade Agreements

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By Staff of Global Justice Now - Corporations are regularly using secretive corporate courts to undermine the ability of countries to pass effective tax legislation, according to a new [...]

The Empire Strikes Back: The Return Of The WTO

By Polly Jones, -

By Polly Jones for Counter Punch - The last time the World Trade Organisation met was in December 2013. Back then neither the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [...]

Polluters’ Paradise

By Staff, -

By Staff of Corporate Europe Observatory - Proposed special rights for corporations in EU trade deals such as CETA and TTIP threaten to prevent the necessary energy transition to tackle climate [...]